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Tips: I’m Too Tired to Workout

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Last night:
 Okay, so this blog came about as a result of last night.  My 2 year old little angel woke up and was wide awake at 3am.  Wide awake.  She wanted to play and not sleep. I could not get her to go to sleep. So, basically, I've been up since 3 am too, after staying up until 1 am working on my zillion projects.  If you are a mom or dad, you can empathize. If you don't have kids, I'm certain your eyes are totally glossed over or you've stopped reading this all together.

 I workout everyday. Period.  Because I had very little sleep, I wanted to share my "I'm too tired to workout," workout tips.


  • Do not train heavy at all. If you are sleep deprived, you won't be as sharp and you don't want to be injured as a result of incorrect form. 
  • Your goal should be to get the blood flowing, nothing major.  
  • Some is better than none. (What a contrast to my high energy, heavy training days and intervals!) But you have to go with the flow of life.
  • Stick to machines and very light weights. On machines, you follow the "track" of the machines, meaning you don't have to "think" as hard to do the exercise properly
  • Light weights for obvious reasons
  • Focus on doing exercises you don't regularly do. Make it a positive use of your time: calf raises, wrist curls, adduction/abduction, etc.
  • Focus on "shaping" exercises which traditionally use lighter weights as opposed to mass building exercises
  • Core work is great on low energy days. It usually requires only your body weight and slower, isometric motions.
  • Results: EVERY TIME I workout, even when I am tired, I feel 100% better. Every time.

    Now I'm going to take a nap. 

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