Thursday, March 24, 2011

My alter ego wakes up at 5:00 a.m.

I wasn't sure if my morning workout schedule would stick. Sleeping in gym clothes isn't super comfortable after all. But somehow, I have managed to make it part of my routine. Last Friday, I even managed to wake up at 4:00 a.m. and be on the elliptical machine by 4:15. Who me? I never thought I could do that but now I never want to go back. Working out in the morning is easy. The hardest part is getting out of bed but as soon as I step out the front door (and run to my car because I'm scared of the boogie man hiding in the bushes) and drive to the gym, I'm awake and ready to go. I complete my hour of cardio and drive home to get ready for the day. The best part? Walking in the door at 5:00 or later and knowing that I have the entire evening to do what I please. Cook dinner, watch tv, play with the kitty, talk to my husband, grocery shop. No rushing to the gym and everything that comes with it. Right now, I work out Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Maybe a Wednesday or Friday if I feel like getting up at 4:00. Who am I kidding. No one ever FEELS like getting up that early but I have to say, I'm addicted to the morning workout!

8 comments:

Anna Andersen said...

Congrats! That is awesome. I have been telling myself I am going to workout in the mornings, but haven't managed to to do. Maybe I will start sleeping in my gym clothes...

runningonwords said...

I love morning workouts. Getting up at 5 is only really hard for me if I don't prioritize getting to be in time to get my 8 hours of sleep. That's awesome that you are sticking to your fitness routine!

Brant and Amanda said...

Great job at sticking with it. I can't do morning workouts. My husband and I have to work out in the evenings. I think it's so funny that you wear your workout clothes to bed, but I can see how it can work.

Kimberly Michelle said...

you are my hero! I've been trying to rise at 6am and just can't do it to work out downstairs. I think it's daylight savings working against my internal clock. But I'll keep on trying!!!

Lynsey Kaye said...

You are awesome!! I get up early every once in a while to work out, but not on a regular basis. Good for you.

Jen said...

I don't know how you do it! I would love to try to get up early, but it so hard with its dark and cold and The Hubs is still sleeping! What time do you go to bed??

andrea said...

That's fantastic! And impressive.

Mye said...

Thats some willpower! Go you.
I do like to get my workout in before work, but I am so sleepy :(