Can I get a ‘Hell yeah‘ that it’s Friday? Although this week actually flew by, I’ve spent the whole day feeling exhausted. I’m starting this post in my car (I’m not driving) on the way to a meeting and my eyes slowly keep shutting…oh boy!
Fortunately I generally sleep like a
log baby but last night was an exception: from 4 – 5:30 am, I was wide awake to the point that I replied e-mails and played a few rounds of WWF (Words With Friends, not World Wrestling Federation ;)). I blame it on the iced coffee I “cleverly” drank 4 hours before getting into bed…at least it tasted great!
When my alarm went off a few hours later, I should have snoozed. Instead I hit the gym with the “Something is better than nothing” mindset, and ended up having one of the most demoralizing workouts in a long time: dumbbell weights which I crushed on Tuesday felt 10 times heavier. I was over the workout before I even started.
Lesson learned: Something is NOT always better than nothing. If we’re talking time, I’ll always advocate that even 20 minutes of exercise beats nothing at all. But if you’re sleep-deprived, spare yourself the half-assed workout! Sleep is probably one of the most underrated basic necessities. Where exercise is concerned, chances are little sleep will result in a workout which is approached with less awareness or intensity…or both. Exercise should make you feel energized and if that’s not the case, give your body the rest & recuperation it deserves. Another day, another workout!
On a separate note, it’s now evening and I’m about to hit “Publish” while I’m sipping on another iced coffee. Am I worried its gonna keep me up tonight? Who cares…it’s Friday, baby :)!
What do you consider as “little” sleep?