You know, for all the effort I put into eating well, workout out, and taking care of myself, I have to admit that there is one category where I suck: getting enough sleep.
We have pretty busy lives over here, but doesn’t everyone? On Tuesdays and sometimes Thursdays we are up at 5 for the 5:30AM WOD, but my other days typically begin around 7:30, when I wake up scramble to shower (well… sometimes I shower anyway) and get my 3-block breakfast, 3-block lunch, and 2-block snack together before making it out the door by 8:10 for my 45-60 minute commute. I’m at work until 5-5:30 and then I get back in the car for a 60-75 minute drive home. Most nights Brandon doesn’t get home from school until about the time I get home from work, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays he doesn’t make it home until about 7:30PM. If he is home, we will go to the 7PM WOD and usually not get home until 8:30, at which point we still have to make dinner and Brandon typically has at least an hour or two of homework. We rarely make it to bed before 11:30 (I usually to stay up in solidarity with his studying habits… not sure why…), and then it happens all over the next day.
You are probably thinking, “7:30 is NOT early, and actually that is 8 full hours of sleep!” But let me tell you, with 10-12 inevitably stress-filled hours spent in traffic every week, 4-5 WODs, and what feels like a LOT of scrambling, I am almost never ready to pop out of bed in the mornings. In fact, I feel like I could usually use at least another hour of sleep. Or three.
Not only do I really not get enough sleep, but I have another confession: My house is almost always a mess. For some reason The BF and I each seem to own about 6 puffy jackets, which can be found draped over every seat in the house. The recycling is overflowing, the dish towel that is draped over the oven handle will probably actually make your hands dirtier, and I literally don’t remember the last time I actually hung up my clothes instead of just living out of a never-ending pile of rotating laundry. Our house is only about 750 square feet and you would think it would be easy to keep such a small space clean… But apparently not.
What do you do to make sure you squeeze in enough sleep at the end of the day? My life is not as full as it could be, I mean I don’t have kids or a huge family to cook for (although the BF does eat about 3x the amount of a normal human), but I don’t want you to get the idea that I have all the time in the world to weigh and measure my food, or that I have time for CrossFit because all the other pieces of my life are tidy and orderly. Not even a little bit.
I guess it’s all about priorities. Like the fact that it’s 10:45 at night and instead of getting a little extra sleep, I am writing this incredibly random post. And I hope you can relate.