A Morning Issue
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
When I was in shape, I always worked out in the mornings. By starting the day so smart, it was easy to maintain that healthy pattern throughout the day. In college, I organized my schedule so that my earliest class started at 10:30am. That way, I could get up, work out hard, and still have enough time to shower, straighten my hair, and eat a great breakfast. Oh, and go on Facebook, of course.
But those days are long gone. Since junior year, I’ve regained all the weight lost and then a lot more!
Ultimately, I screwed up big-time during the summer after junior year. I even remember the exact day. I was working a BET celebrity event in Manhattan. (I'm in the media industry...well, I just graduated college, so I guess I'm not there yet.) That day I skipped my morning workout. I thought I would go to the gym later. But when later came, I didn't feel like it.
I never really felt like it again.
For the past two years, I've tried to motivate myself to work out as soon as I wake up. But when senior year came, I fell apart. Because of personal struggles, I became deeply depressed. All I did was cry, eat, sleep, eat, go on the internet, eat and watch t.v. I kept trying to get back in shape, but I failed miserably. I could barely make it to my morning classes, let alone the gym at 6:00am.
And it continues. I’m now more than 200 pounds. And I need your help to get it all off by January 1, 2011. For good.
I’m unemployed now, but eventually, I will find a job. Chances are, it will be a 9-5. I need to start a habit that allows me to work out, shower, get dressed, style my hair, eat breakfast and sit on the subway by 8:00am. From Sunday through Thursday, my bedtime is 10:00pm. If you see me online during that time, tell me to GO TO SLEEP!!! You can send me an instant message, or write it on my wall.
I enjoy the wonderful community at Spark People. I love to read about your goals and accomplishments, and I'm just as excited about your progress as I am about mine. But I also joined for a reality check. I need to be held accountable. I choose to work out in the mornings. And that’s final.