Let's talk about sleep. A thing lots of coaches and insta-fitness people say these days. The one simple thing you can do to revolutionise your training. It's easy, get 7+ hours a night, change everything.
So okay, let's talk about sleep.
Sleep is great. I love sleep. I've also been sleep deprived to some degree for 3 years and 3 months and counting (since the birth of Teddy John, a boy who has taught me a hundred new meanings of the word tired 🤣).
Sometimes when he has a bad run of sleep, I get ill (last week he had a rubbish week, at the weekend I got tonsillitis).
Every time this happens I feel so exhausted that I think about quitting weight training. I think about dragging myself out and making myself more tired than I already am and I want to cry. I think about how I know I won't get the numbers I need to progress because I'm so tired I can barely lift my eyelids, let alone a barbell.
I only don't quit because I love it.
And I'm not writing this to be told I'm amazing for keeping going through shitty sleep. I make my choices because they make me happy, by absolutely no means do I think anyone else should do what I do unless it also brings them joy. It's just that sometimes all the talk about sleep and how you need to focus on it to succeed makes me feel like I'm failing at something crucial, like this isn't for me.
And I bet I'm not the only parent muddling along, carving out time to train, trying to get shit done on broken irregular sleep, feeling like they're never quite doing well enough. So whoever you are, you're not failing. You're doing great. And you CAN do it without sleep, progress will be slower and sometimes it'll suck and be so frustrating but if it makes you feel happier and stronger and better, you can keep doing it.
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