What better way to sweat all the grease out that I ate for lunch yesterday than going on a HOT bike-ride while my buddies ran.
Yes, this is probably the worst picture I have ever taken but you try taking a picture while riding a mountain bike in flip-flops with sweaty hands. LIFE LESSON: Do not put camera in sports bra and go over a speed bump…..i bet you can guess what happened.
Let’s just skip over dinner and get to the good stuff…..my SIL made homemade lemon cupcakes with vanilla frosting that she found on allrecipes.com, because clearly 4 pieces of pie just wasn’t enough for the day.
Yesterday morning I did the unthinkable. I got up at 5:30 a.m. to go workout. Last school year, that was the normal and even classified as sleeping in but this summer my sleep schedule has been 1 a.m. (thanks to becoming addicted to House Hunter’s International) to 9 a.m.
Many of you may be used to getting up at the crack of dawn to get things done, prepare meals, work-out or get the kids ready for the day and so I need your help in the comments:)
I definitely think it gets easier to wake-up early to workout when you have been doing it for awhile but how do you START getting up early to get in a workout?
I only have to sleep on the bean bag once in a while, for example when I do things like going over a speed bump with a camera in your sports bra.
Here are some things that help me (aka what I am going to be doing in approximately 12 days) to get back in the habit of rising early.
-Have EVERYTHING you need to go sitting out and ready. For some reason thinking about filling up my waterbottles, finding my towel and ipod or anything like that would make me want to go right back to sleep in the morning. I fill up my water bottles and put them in the fridge the night before, I put my socks in my shoes, lay out my clothes, make sure my ipod is charged (I have OCD issues, I know) and gather any other gear so I can get up, eat a banana, brush my teeth and GO.
-Remind myself when my alarm clock goes off how much BETTER my day will be if I get up and workout. I will have more confidence, I will be be a nicer person, more energetic, have an excuse to watch tv for 4 hours at night and feel accomplished that I am doing what it takes to reach my dreams.
-Tell other people you are going to get up early to workout. I always tell Billy the night before what time I am getting up because just knowing someone else knows that I am going to do it makes me more likely to do it…did that make sense?
-CLASSES. I know you know I am obsessed with gym classes, my 6 a.m. pump class last year really helped me get up. I found a class I loved, got to know the teacher and other class-goers and it made me EXCITED to get up and go!
-It helps my marriage. When Billy is giving me a strange look at 9 o’clock at night because I am dishing up my 3rd bowl of the ice cream for the day I can just tell him that it is because I need the calcium, carbs and protein to help fuel me through my workout in a few hours. Also, just thinking that doing my workout in the morning allows me to hang out with my best friend from the hours of 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. everyday definitely pushes me to get my workout in when he is being all boring and sleeping until 7 a.m. like the rest of the world.
Do you push SNOOZE on your alarm clock?
-Yes, usually twice and then I get up, so I set my alarm clock 12 minutes earlier than I need to get up.
What do you do/say to help get you out of bed for an early morning workout?
Do your loved ones think you are a little crazy when you get up EARLY to work-out?
-First year of marriage I worked out after school and the second year I started working out early…..it took him a little while to get used to it.