SLEEP: Day 13-15 of 30 – I Forgot How To Do Math

I Forgot How To Do Math

On Day 13, 14 and 15 either my internal clock is broken or I’ve forgotten how to do math because I kept having trouble calculating the amount of sleep I was getting. Sleep is supposed to help your brain, not make you stupid.  Or maybe it’s my kid’s common core math homework successfully screwing with how I add and subtract. All I have are 10-frames and counters in my head and none of it makes sense.

30 Day Challenge Accepted Sleep

Day 13
1:00am – 8:30am (7hours 30min), Hit Snooze: 0x

When I woke up I was upset I couldn’t fall back to sleep to catch some more zzz’s. I wanted at least 7hours. When I complained to my husband about us falling asleep at 2am, he said we actually knocked right before 1am, in the middle of the movie.

Day 14
1:30am – 9:30 am (8hours), Hit Snooze: 0x

For some reason I kept calculating wrong and thought I only got 6 hours of sleep.  I woke up so tired and was sure I didn’t get 7 hours rest, until I remembered that I was on my feet for almost 5 hours yesterday at Women’s March.

Day 15
12:30 – 7:45 (7hours 15minutes), Hit Snooze: 3x

Total sleep was probably more like 6 hours and 45 minutes since I hit snooze so many times.  I don’t know anymore. I’m too tired to think.

 

Now that I’m half-way through the 30 Day Sleep Challenge, this is the time I like to step back and take stock of how I’m doing. Here are some observations I’ve made on Day 1 – 15:

  • I’m averaging more sleep a night, but haven’t felt more energetic. 🐌
  • On the contrary, my body and brain seem to be more tired. 😴 Sure, I have other things going on that I’m not detailing, but life is always going on. 🎭
  • Surprisingly adjusted to an earlier bedtime very easily. 🛌
  • Eliminating sleep distractions has been easier than I thought.  Biggest help is put my phone far away from me at night. 👋🏼📱
  • I used to be a morning shower person, until I become a stay-at-home-mom.  Now I’m lucky if I shower at least 3x week. 🙊 For the first few days I would take a shower every morning and it helped jolt me up in the morning.  🚿
  • The snooze button is a blessing and a curse. ⏰🔨
  • All I do at night is watch a show or movie. 📺 What was I doing before that was so important that I needed to stay up till 2am?

 

Want to read all 30 Days of the Sleep Challenge?  View the Overview page HERE

TREADMILL 13-15/30: Finally, Half Way!

Finally, Half Way! 

30DayChallengeAccepted/Treadmill

Took way too long to get this point, but I’m so relieved to finally be here.  And right before I have to leave for the beach wedding.  Hoping the last 15days are more successful than my attempt at the first 15days of this challenge.

Day 13
“Walk (2) + Run (1), x5”

Turning this struggle bus around. Did it. Done!👊

Day 14
“Rest or Cross Training”

No, thanks! Rode that struggle bus too long on Days 10-12.  Skipping to Day15… ✌️

Day 15
“Walk Flat (2) + Walk Incline (1), x6”

Did it. Done! 🙅

Here is my half-way point review of the Refinery29 30 Day Treadmill Challenge.

  1. The hardest thing so far about this challenge is making the time for it.   Unlike the Blogging challenge where I could set aside an hour every night to write, I can’t seem to find a consistent time to exercise.
  2. Unlike writing, which I effortlessly enjoy, I don’t enjoy exercise and really need to find motivation to get on the treadmill.  However, similar to writing, I love how accomplished I feel afterwards.
  3. The challenge itself is like having an editorial calendar since it’s all laid out in the Refinery29 post, so theres no thought about what I have to do each subsequent day.  However, I did have to reformat their chart so it would require less thought while in the middle of a workout, trying to keep track of adjusting the incline or speed as required.
  4. The workouts themselves are are do-able. You can adjust the ‘walk’ and ‘run’ degree-of-difficulty to your comfort level, so the Challenge is designed for any type of athelete, beginner to avid, and extremely friendly to a non-athelete (me).

I’m ready to get the last 15days under my belt and working to meet my goal to take this beyond just 30 days.

 

Want to read all 30 Days of the Treadmill Challenge?  View the Overview page HERE