Well, I have a gigantic confession to make.
I SUCK at mornings.
I love the snooze button. I love my bed, I love cuddling up
I am horrible about getting up.
I'd like to say I am being a drama queen, but It's nothing but the truth.
After telling you about my crazy life and everything going on right now, I really got to thinking about my schedule and the best way to make time for everything. I chatted with Hollie about it, because, well I tell her a lot of things...and she's awesome about running every morning.
For the record I didn't always use to be bad at mornings, I actually used to be pretty good at them. My problem is that for the last few years my schedule has been constantly changing. Having a steady schedule and routine can be really helpful for exercise and life in general. So I'd go through spurts of getting up almost every morning and starting the day with a workout, other times I'd go weeks of lunchtime workouts, it all just depended on work. The good news is, I THINK I am finally able to get a schedule down (at least during the week) and I know I would be better off if I started my day earlier and got a workout in.
If I could start getting my butt out of bed in the morning, even do a short workout (break up my miles for the day) it would free up time after work for more studying/getting things done so that I don't have to stay up as late to accomplish the same things.
Besides the fact that working out in the morning is good for scheduling, it's great for the mind/body too. Working out in the morning boosts metabolism, helps improve mood and it can make you more alert. Lord knows I could use a little more alertness during the day.
I actually got up yesterday morning and worked out before work...and again today *gasp!*
|instant human...just add coffee!|
This morning I realllyyyyyy struggled to get out of bed. It's hard to get out of bed when its chilly out and you have a fiance next to you under the covers keeping you warm. Finally I got my butt up and hit the treadmill for a measly 3 miles. I would have liked more but I dragged my feet so much getting out of bed that I just didn't have time. I also am working both jobs today (again) and I know there won't be time between to get more miles in. C'est la vie.
My goal is to do a morning workout 3/5 days next week (I am not counting weekends in this whole thing because every weekend is different with work and races, and life in general). Can you help hold me accountable for this?? Please please please. Find a way to make my phone blow up and kick me out of bed, or something of the sort. John's been trying to help, but it's hard because I think it better suits him if I stay in bed with him in the morning (let's be real here). So this is really going to be a test of my willpower to make this happen. I know it will be a really good thing for me, the first few weeks will be the hardest. This week I did 2 days, next 3, and might stick to 3 for a while then go to 4 (let's hold off on 5, no one likes an overachiever).
What time of day do you usually work out?
Any tips for getting up in the morning?