Sleep Terrorist

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I didn't think it was possible, but last night's sleep was even worse than Sunday night's.  King started rustling about 2:30 and never stopped.  Whines, grunts, up and down the stairs, click, click, click of nails - it was straight out of a no sleep horror show. 

I don't know how you moms do it.   I feel like a zombie - a hangry, sleep deprived zombie.  So far this morning, I managed to (a) wait at the sink for the warm water to kick in for a good 3 minutes, only to realize I turned the cold tap on, (b) put my contacts in the wrong eyes, (c) stash my cellphone in the fridge (and when I couldn't find it, I actually thought to look in the fridge), and (d) leave for the gym without King.  

That last one was probably subconsciously intentional.

When I finally made it to the gym, the workout looked like this:

1.  Warm Up:
     - Stretching
     - Back Raises
     - Kettle bell swings

2.  Ab Circuit:  3 sets; 10 second rest between each exercise
     - Hanging knee raises; 20 seconds (averaged about 10 reps)
     - L sit-ups off Glute/Ham; 20 seconds (averaged about 10 reps)
     - Ab wheel; 20 seconds (averaged about 4 reps)
     - Side Bends 35 lbs kettle bell; 20 seconds per side (averaged about 12 reps per side)
Knee Raises

Ab Wheel
3.  AMRAP Circuit: 25 minutes total, 1-2 minutes rest between sets (I finished 6 sets in 25 minutes)
     - Sand bag carry 80lbs across gym twice
     - Squats 50lbs x 6
     - Dumbbell push-ups x 6
     - Renegade Rows (alternating sides) x 6 per side
     - Kettle bell swings 50 lbs x 12

Dumbbell Push-ups
Photobombing Sleep Terrorist

Renegade Row
As you can see, my trainer did not bother taking into account my lack of sleep whilst setting up my workout.  Said trainer did make a comment in the beginning about avoiding heavy training today because of our sleep deprivation, but between you and me, that was one of the hardest work outs I have had in a while.  I am completely drained.   Is it bed time yet? 
Despite the night from hell brought to us by the Sleep Terrorist, getting up before sunrise has its perks.   If I hadn't drug my lazy bum out of bed to workout this morning, I would have missed this... 
Inlet Sunrise


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  2. that inlet sunrise is utterly beautiful.

    i can imagine how you feel, sleep deprivation is akin to torture. massive amounts of kudos to you though for sticking with your training despite being tired. i did weight training for quite a while and remember how tough it was to get through a work out if i was tired.

    take care love.

    1. It is rough, but I honestly feel so much better because of it!


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