Monday, January 03, 2011
I had my first 6am workout -- ever -- today. I did it, and it wasn't too bad. As my work schedule has gotten busier, my fitness program has majorly dwindled. With family commitments as well, it dawned on me that the only way I was going to get enough exercise in was to get up super early and head to the gym. Since I've never been a jump-out-of-bed, early riser kind of gal, I knew I'd be pretty out of it this morning -- major early-morning ADD, Alzheimer's-like symptoms here in the a.m. Therefore, I prepared. That really is such a critical tool toward succeeding in weight loss: prepare, prepare, prepare.
I spent most of yesterday evening getting ready for a super early morning, made a healthy lunch and snacks for myself, plus my daughter's school lunch. I also got as much of my breakfast ready as possible, chopping fruit in advance, cooking my oatmeal so all I'd have to do is warm it up in the morning. Then there was packing my gym bag, laying out my clothes for work, just everything I could think of. It worked out.
Now the challenge is to get my daughter out of bed. She's like her mom and, over these past three weeks of winter vacation, she has gotten reacquainted with her night owl tendencies. So far, she's at least gotten her clothes on. Off I go now to wake her up for the last time this morning. Wish me luck!