Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Morning Routine.

Hey lovelies.

I just wanted to talk really quick about morning workouts. I love morning workouts. It's done, it's out of the way, and it's a great way to start your day but like everyone else, I love my bed. It's not easy getting out of bed in the morning, especially since I started this 5:30am gym trip (I used to workout around 7 or 8 in my living room whenever my daughter woke up but I have been wanting to use the elliptical in the gym so I have to get up early before my BF leaves for work.)

So I know some of you are like 5:30 though???!! How the hell does she do that???

I'll tell you how.

1st of all, before I go to bed at night I prepare myself to not make excuses in the morning:
Sneaks, sports bra, socks, and shirt. I go to sleep in my workout pants.
This is what my morning routine is like: 

5:00 - One alarm goes off. I go back to sleep.
5:30 - My alarm goes off. I take a deep breath and sit right up.
5:30-5:35 - The angel and devil on my shoulders begin to battle each other. The devil fights hard to make me lay back down. I listen to this argument considering both sides.
5:35 - The angel and devil are still at it but I am busy putting on my sports bra and sneakers amidst the negotiations and rationalizations from the devil. She tries to tell me that I can just drink lots of water today and stay on plan and go back to sleep. Even tries to convince me I might go later tonight.
5:40  - I flick that B word off my shoulder and head to the gym. :)
6:40 - I walk back in my apartment feeling fantastic and ready to conquer my day. Kick rocks with no socks, little devil. ;)

What the shirt says.

Here's to an awesome, healthy, fit, on plan, day!!

My Challenge For You Today: Drink half your body weight in ounces of water. (Example: You weigh 200lbs, drink 100oz of H20)

God Bless,


Fat in Suburbia said...

Good routine. I need to get in the habit of working out in the morning. That's a lot of water to drink!

Ashley said...

blah, i get up at 450 2 days a week to hit the gym...the other days i get to go later though. i def can relate to the back and forth every morning. i've been doing it for a year and the early mornings DON'T seem to get any easier, but once im up and at the gym i am so glad. :)

Unknown said...

I have to say you are officially crazy or must love to work out to get up that early. Maybe one day ill be able to do the same! I seem to be full of excuses at the moment unless i have a "reason" to cycle somewhere. Its so bad. Feel free to send some exercise motivation my way!

Sarah said...

My morning routine is nearly the same. My alarm goes off once though. I can't do the whole snooze thing. However, I do set out my gym clothes the night before. I also have to get all my food ready for the day because when I get home from the gym at about 6:45 AM I have to make a mad dash to get ready for work! It's nice to get up and get one workout out of the way before work. It makes my second workout of lifting much easier!


Dacia said...

I used to live in an apartment complex that had a gym open 24 hours. Now I live on an army post and the gym doesn't open until 5am. I get up at 5am already to get ready for work. When I used to workout in the mornings at the apartment I had to be at the gym by 4am in order to not be late to work. Now I can't do that since the gym doesn't open until 5am. So for me I have no choice but to workout during and after work but same rules apply. Planning! I pack up everything the night before and some mornings I stumble out of the house carrying five different bags but its a small price to pay to spend the afternoon/evening doing something I love. Planning is key but so is flexibility. If I work late I make sure I have a backup plan for my workouts. I try to account for every possibility but I know if I stay flexible that I will find a way to get it done.

Tara said...

Thank you for a dose of inspiration! I have the hardest time getting up in the morning but when I do, I feel great!

Mom on a mission said...

Way to go!!! You look great!

Kat Collins said...

I have to say that you are an incredible inspiration to women everywhere! I love the fact that your blog is not about dieting, but more about loving yourself and losing weight is part of that equation. I've struggled with weight my entire life and have learned just recently that it is because of a health issue. Now that I'm getting it under control, I'm on a mission to shed those pounds! I want to be healthy and live life fully. Your blog is a "kick in the butt" for me when I need it. So thanks and keep going girl!


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