Monday, October 31, 2011

Early to bed, late to rise

I am the coolest person on the planet. Seriously. The coolest.

Last night, I had just put Miles to bed and Mark and I were sitting on the couch. I was watching something on TV, and he had playing with his iPad. I glanced over and saw he was watching a movie.

“What’s that?” I asked.

“Oh,” he said. “ ‘Last of the Mohicans.’ ”
“ ‘Last of the Mohicans’?" I asked.

"Yeah," he said. "Why?"

I frowned. I loved "Last of the Mohicans." Twas I who put it in the queue my Netflix account. And he was going to watch it on his iPad? Nuh-uh. I promptly demanded he turn it off and put it on the big screen, as any well-behaved adult would.

And then I promptly fell asleep. At 7:50 p.m.

Sorry, Daniel Day Lewis. Please don't hurt me. I promise to pretend to think you're still cute.

Such an early bed time should have made it quite easy for me to get up at 5:20 to get in some Jillian. Should have. Instead, I stayed in bed with Miles (part of the getting up problem) until 6:15 when he was good and hungry.

Don't worry, friends. I still managed to get a jump start on my Viva La Resistance November challenge. While Miles was chilling on his tummy time mat, I busted out the 3-pound weights and did three sets of 12 reps of the following:

Bicep curl with overhead press
Bent-over row with tricep kickback
Mommy pushups
Wide-grip curl
Shoulder press
Bicep curl
Overhead extension

It didn't take much time - 10 or 15 minutes - but it hit most of the major muscle groups. I also managed some squats and lunges in the kitchen while I was making slow cooker shepherd's pie as Miles napped.

If you want a really good upper body workout, here's one for you:walk around Amish land with a 12-pound baby in a sling. It's a good time.

What's your favorite upper body move? Wide-grip bicep curls

Do you fall asleep during your favorite movies? In college, my roommate would die laughing every time I uttered the phrase "I love this movie!" because, inevitably, I'd fall asleep 15 minutes later. Sometimes, in her bed. She loved me.

1 comment:

  1. Ooo, I just watched Last of the Mohicans for the first time recently. So good! Daniel Day-Lewis is simply awesome.

    My favorite upper body move... hmm. *crickets chirping* That's the sign that I need to get back into strength training this winter.

    And yep, totally with you on the falling asleep during movies, even the best ones. We watched Horrible Bosses the other night, which was decent, but my eyelids were fluttering closed the entire time. And I don't even have my little one keeping me up at night yet!