So, yeah, lack of sleep is not good...
Saturday, January 04, 2014
My oldest son had two friends spend the night, so I had four boys (three 8 year olds and my 4 year old) here last night. It was tons of fun, and they really kept me laughing. That is, until we got to about 11pm. I tried to sneak off to bed since they were all laying in the living room quietly watching cartoons, but they got their second winds and went haywire and didn't go to sleep until 1am. Then my youngest woke up at 2:30 and got in the bed with me. Then the cat started banging against my bedroom door like he was trying to break it down at 5am. Then, ALL THE BOYS woke at 7am!!
What fresh hell is this?!
Today I have unapologetically survived on sugar (in the form of a doughnut and two cupcakes) and caffeine (in the form of copious amounts of coffee). I managed to get an hour nap on the couch after our guests went home. It's so early in the year, I was determined not to start missing workouts, so after my nap I got up and did my challenges and then got on the treadmill for some cardio. The JJC calls for 30 minutes of cardio, so I figured I'd walk for half an hour and be done. Once I got going, though, I felt pretty good, and I even ran for a bit - probably 8 minutes total.
I think I redeemed my earlier food choices with dinner. Whole wheat pasta with marinara, but I threw in the little bit of italian sausage, pizza sauce, and black olives from last nights pizza making, plus some celery, onion, and mushrooms, and a can of whole tomatoes. Tasty, indeed.
Now, I have an additional 4 year old sleeping over tonight, so I must go entertain some boy children again. At least I think I'll have better luck getting them to sleep tonight, lol!