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
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.