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Friday, November 19, 2010

From August until the end of October I was doing so well with getting in my workouts. I had really been enjoying running and walking a trail. Now the weather has gotten colder and windier, which I do not enjoy. So as I am evaluating things tonight, I am realizing that I just simply have not been exercising which leads to me not feeling as well, my clothes not fitting as well and a general mental haze.

Frustrating as it is, I know what I need to do. I need to figure out how, when and where I am going to start fitting working out back into the equation and then I need to get started. I would really like to get up and do treadmill workouts early in the morning so that I get it done right away each day. The obstacle is that I am not a morning person. But the reward would be having free afternoons to get other things done.

So I am setting a goal to get up early and get it done. Who knows -- maybe after a few weeks I can feel more like a morning person! What I do know is that I want to feel better and this is what it will take.
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KAYOTIC 11/20/2010 11:45AM

    Good luck! I'm a morning person, but don't workout in the morning (except for yoga)...it just doesn't work in my schedule...but this is a tricky time of year for me too, it's getting dark earlier, the weather is less predictable. And going to the gym is fine, but crowded!

Keep at it, and you will find something that works, it really does make you feel good doesn't it?

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DKATIEB 11/19/2010 7:05PM

    I'm not a morning person either. Back before i became a lazy bum and quict using my treadmill, i used to walk last thing at the end of a day. I'd get a trashy romance novel, prop it up on the bookstand of my treadmill, and walk through a couple of chapters. Then, take a hot shower, and crawl into bed.

Having a book to read, one that didnt require any thought on my part, made the time go faster, and took my mind off teh events of the day. The hot shower was bliss. I ended up sleeping better at night as well, because i worked off the stress of the day before i went to bed, so i wasnt laying there worrying about it, or too stressed out to sleep.

It's a habit i'm trying to get back into. Would a schedule like that work for you too? Late at night, the house is quiet, the kids are in bed, and there's no one to care if you use all the hot water.

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