Sleep: It’s Optional

Today’s 43 was an angle lunge.  That is exactly what it sounds like – a lunge at an  angle.

Start with feet together – 


Lunge right leg to the right front angle –

right lunge
right lunge – don’t forget to close your eyes

Quickly step right foot back and then lunge left leg to the left front angle –

left lunge
left lunge

I counted a right and left lunge as 1 rep so it was 43 lunges per leg.  By moving quickly back and forth, I also got my heart rate up while doing these!

I thought about running but with the sand workouts lately, my Achilles is really sore so I will wait on that.  Instead I did Les Mills Combat – Combat 45 – one of my all time favorite workouts!!!

So, I had already decided before we came on vacation that I was going to give myself permission to sleep in while we were here.  At home I’m always up at the butt crack of dawn by 5:15 (often earlier) so I came here planning to really make up for lost sleep.

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However, since we have been in Florida I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten even less sleep than I do at home!!  

At home I have 
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However, since we’ve been here that has gone out the window (literally since we are outside all the time!)!!Screen shot 2013-07-25 at 7.55.19 PM

It has been fun to be up past 10 pm (yep we are old and  in bed by 10 almost every night!)!!  We have set out on the deck and listened to the waves while catching up with friends – it has been awesome!!

Screen shot 2013-07-25 at 7.55.02 PMThe only problem is that I haven’t really been able to sleep in that much – by 7 we are usually up and going!  Add that to the fact that I spend several hours in the middle of the night awake – 

Screen shot 2013-07-25 at 8.00.20 PMSo, I have just decided that sleep is completely optional!!!  

But who needs sleep when I can see this?

more water fun
more water fun
view from our deck
evening view from our deck

Even without much sleep being at the beach is very relaxing!  My true happy place!!

Life is perfect here!!
Life is perfect here!!

Where is your happy place?
Do you sleep better or worse on vacation?

Happy Friday!


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