If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you know that I have a 23 month old sleep depriving monster living in my house. Love him to peices, but he has not slept past 4:30am for the past 3 months. pretty torturous.
turns out you need sleep. I used to think 5:30 was a horrible hour of the day to be awake. turns out 4:30 is about 10,000 times worse. Last night we decided to try keeping him up later, again. This is hard in itself. My kids are in bed by 7. I look forward to lucky #7:00 all day. I LOVE my children. by 6:30, it’s time to put them to bed and replenish my love for them. we kept the little goblin up until 8:30 last night. that’s exactly 1.5 hours of less time that I had to replenish my love cup. no sooner had I put him to bed, did I hear my 5 year hacking up a lung and screaming. I was certain she was being attacked by one of her stuffed animals. Her ear hurt and she had completely wet the bed. she’s not a bed wetter. oye. sheets changed. baby girl drugged and calmed down. I immediately start having awake-mares that she will be home AGAIN from school tomorrow. double oye.
Our plan worked – the boy slept until 5:30!!!! and he didn’t come out of his room until 6am! miracles happen everyday my friends. Amazing what that one extra hour did.
Because my husband gave me the gift of a new view for my basement treadmill running, I decided to be a good little wife and do something thoughtful for him. He has just started getting back into training, running, etc. this week. after having a
big tantrum small fit at the beginning of the week about sharing training time, I turned my frown upside down and told him he could have the WHOLE week to go to the gym in the morning. this is big stuff people. I’m giving up my morning workouts which means I have to finagle them into the day at some other point possibly causing me undue stress but making me learn that the world still goes round(maybe not as fast, but it goes) if I don’t go to the gym first thing in the morning and run my little tucas off and giving is better than taking anyway. all in the name of love.
So I didn’t get my a.m. workout – and am alive to tell about it. and no small children have been harmed. I’m actually in a pretty chipper mood. Maybe because I am wearing some cutey little shoes today
and actually put on normal clothes to go with the shoes.
and then took my daughter to dance and had a fun little trip to Whole Foods. What did I get there, you ask?? well let me share.
I don’t go to WF regularly – maybe once every couple weeks for a few things. but when I go, there are a couple things I like to get. that only WF has. actually there is a lot I like to get there, but I have a little bit of will power. and a budget.
Because I have a HEART OF GOLD and I selflessly let my husband have the gym for the week – I treated myself to one of my favorite indulgences –
Coconut milk mint chip ice cream. kind of strange. I know. but it’s not dairy. it’s kind of expensive. so I can’t buy it regularly. and it has a TON of fiber, like 10g, per serving. I love fiber rich foods. love them.
and then these little cuties. if there were a cute contest for veggies, these would win. hands down. and they are delicious roasted. yum. and only WF carries the petite ones. they’re called petite. what kind of veggie is called petite. makes me love them even more.
Turns out being the most generous person on the face of the earth pays off – previously mentioned husband whisked through the house earlier to grab his shake that he forgot. after he left, I went to let the dog in. what to my wondering eyes did I see, but a coach bag sitting right there for me!!!! dork.
There she is. I love purple. and petite veggies. and coconut milk ice cream. and sleeping children. awake children too when they are nice to me. and husbands that work near the coach outlet and lovingly buy gifts for their wives. a house full of love today.
this Wednesday is not so bad after all. I think I’m even going to deviate from my training plan and not run today. I’m getting really tired of running on the treadmill in the HOT basement. and my ankles/shins are a little iffy after yesterdays run. Tomorrow is my rest day. stuck between a rock and a hard place. I will compromise. I’m a problem solver. I’m going to do speed interval workout on the stairmaster. in the HOT basement. tough enough. and I will do JM 30 day shred. I AM going to start doing more strength work. balances out the running.
I have a dinner date tonight with a very. important. person. I will spill the juicy details tomorrow. pictures included. sure to be a good time.
What does this Wednesday hold for you for a workout?
How much sleep do you need a night to function properly?
Does your husband/significant other/mother/sister/brother/close loved one ever suprise you with nice little gifts of any sort?
What is your favorite food item to splurge on at the grocery store?