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I Feel Like A Farmer


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

So, today was weird. If you know me well, you might know that I have a thing where my body kind of naturally wakes up between 3am & 4am every morning. I generally lay there wide awake for a bit and then fall back asleep.

This morning, I woke up at 4am and my mind started racing. I started to worry about things and the stress of this next week or so started to creep in...and, well, I was AWAKE. I had originally planned on going to the Y to swim at 7am this morning. But, I switched up my routine and decided to just get up and go. Doors open at 5am and I figured I could maybe sneak an extra 1/2 hour on the elliptical (because it's less crowded so early). There's a 30 minute limit.

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In case you wondered, there IS a line of people waiting outside the YMCA at 4:45am waiting for the doors to open. I counted 14. Geez....FREAKS.

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Got in, got on the elliptical. Did my hour. All done before 6am. I was feeling GREAT! At the same time, I was driving away and thought, "It feels like I didn't even work out. It feels like it didn't even count."

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That's when Inner Jillian (IJ) shouted at me, "LIKE IT DOESN'T EVEN COUNT????? Wait a second...wait. Remember the first time you used the elliptical?"

ME: Yeah.

IJ: How long did you last that first time?

ME: Uhh...5 minutes.

IJ: Yeah...you're right. Doesn't even count. Psssh.

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Well, you know...the day went on and work happened, etc etc etc. Legs started to feel this morning's workout eventually. Feeling awful stiff now. Definitely going to eat my words now! Haha. Definitely counted!!!!

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And around 3pm, as I was doing the most awful tedious website proofing work (click a link, document the result....read EVERY single word of a 50 page website and scan for typos...omg....it's AWFUL!!!!!), I started to feel pretty darn exhausted.

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It was then that I second-guessed my choice to get up at 4am! Haha.

Luckily, my little boy JUST came by and said he is getting sleepy and is ready for bed (it's only 7:45 and he had a nap today!) THANK GOD!!! I am more than happy to take him to bed (and get to go to sleep early).

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Plus....you know...I wanna be in the pool no later than 6am tomorrow.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 10/29/2012 10:20AM

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KKARENKM 10/18/2012 11:05AM

    keep up the good job

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KEEPITUP05 10/14/2012 10:15PM

    I sure wish I woke that early! Good for you! emoticon

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ONEATATIME3 10/14/2012 9:37PM

  I like the way you are so strict with yourself. emoticon emoticon

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FATHINSN 10/14/2012 9:15PM

    Wow, that's great, go very early to the gym for morning workout! I did mine today because I thought rather than I returned to my bed, I better do a short workout to start the my Monday engine :P

Anyway, I like your Inner Jillian, can I borrow her when I feel too comfortable or too easy in my workouts or simply lazy :D

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REENIE131 10/14/2012 8:06PM

    That's a habit I've tried to get into...I can't.

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GAMMY98 10/14/2012 7:42PM

    Wow this is a great blog. I too get awake any were after 3 am. The first thing I do is read my Bible and then get into exercise. I just recently moved I start working on getting things unpacked and finding places for them.

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THESLIMMERME1 10/14/2012 3:58PM

    emoticon emoticon Is this going to be a new routine?
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LLAMACATCHER 10/14/2012 2:30PM

    Love it!! Great job emoticon

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KIMBOLEAN 10/14/2012 12:17PM

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NESARIAN 10/14/2012 12:05PM

    Lol! I see so much of myself in your blog! Glad to know I am not the only one!

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LYNNIERN 10/14/2012 7:33AM

    Thanks for sharing your story, love the inspiration it gives to get up early and exercise.

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 10/14/2012 5:01AM

    :)

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GRAMMAP1 10/13/2012 11:16PM

    I admire your enthusiasm. I don't know if that goes with personality types, but mornings are not my time of day. I don't suppose at my age, change would be easy. I am glad, however that it works for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBK0923 10/13/2012 6:49PM

    I can't get up and work out, I tried. I am not a morning person due to years of late shift work. I am happy for you being able to get up right away. great blog

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BBECKER1955 10/13/2012 8:35AM

    It's good to know that I'm not the only one with unusual sleep/workout patterns. Excelsior. emoticon

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POETICJUSTUS 10/13/2012 3:25AM

    Good for You! emoticon emoticon

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SLFGOLF 10/13/2012 1:00AM

    You sure are stronger than I. I know I would have still would have rolled over and just worried at that time in the morning. You did real well!

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KIPPER15 10/12/2012 10:06PM

    Great job. emoticon

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HIPPYCAT 10/12/2012 9:54PM

    I miss my early morning workouts - but nowadays I get up between 4 and 5 to get everything ready for my classroom. No way am I pushing that back an hour! It's awesome, though.
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CHANGING-TURTLE 10/12/2012 8:54PM

    Early morning work outs are the best, hubby and i were up at 5 wotking out but afterwards we went back to bed untill 10

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CAROL494 10/12/2012 8:34PM

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ARUSHING2 10/12/2012 6:51PM

 
You are doing what I have had to do several times this past several months also.

Major, adjustment or shift of times, activities or places. You are adapting to the circumstances - outstanding.

( PS: I think that the traditional dairy farmer, is the one that has your hours of awakening, more or less! )

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ORODEO73 10/12/2012 6:35PM

    I wish I had something close so that I could get up and go to. Was a great journey! Good luck tomorrow

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BARBANNA 10/12/2012 4:03PM

    TGIF!

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POLSKARENIA 10/12/2012 3:18PM

    That's a great achievement! I always regret NOT getting up as soon as I wake up and exercise. I always feel so much better (as well as terribly virtuous) when I do 'brave the elements', ok, the darkness before sunrise! And early nights are good for you too - there's the old saying that an hour before midnight is worth 2 after... it works!!

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KARENGMT 10/12/2012 3:02PM

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What a great blog post!

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JO28352 10/12/2012 1:38PM

    Inner Jillian ROCKS! emoticon

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RONNIEHUEY 10/12/2012 1:17PM

    Go get them! 6AM swim good for you

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CHUM48 10/12/2012 12:41PM

    You go girl!

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HOLLYM48 10/12/2012 12:27PM

    emoticon emoticon Good job of getting up and going and I can't believe people get in line so early. I have to get up at 530a. to get ready for work and I can't imagine working out even earlier than that. I prefer after work work outs for sure. Way to go on the elliptical, so small feat there, it is amazing what our bodies will do after we start making them "love" exercise. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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EG8383 10/12/2012 12:03PM

  I'm so not a moring person! I can see the advantage though of getting the exercise in the morning. Did it make you have a better day?! Way to go =)

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MYBABYGIRLS 10/12/2012 11:54AM

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DALID414 10/12/2012 11:31AM

    I like getting things done before others wake up, I feel accomplished emoticon I don't tell anyone how early I get to bed that night though emoticon

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ESME25 10/12/2012 10:30AM

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MWOLFE25 10/12/2012 8:50AM

    I know exactly how you feel!

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AJB121299 10/12/2012 7:50AM

    great job

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JSTETSER 10/12/2012 5:41AM

    Funny!

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BLOOMING52 10/12/2012 5:31AM

    Way to go!

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IFEOMA4 10/12/2012 1:50AM

  Good for you

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KALISWALKER 10/12/2012 1:23AM

    LOL yep you are doing very well!

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PCASEY7 10/12/2012 12:00AM

    Well done and continued success!

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/11/2012 11:56PM

  You funny girl : ))

Pretty darn early, but you got the whole day ahead, started right. I only got to work out once this week do far ( it's Thurs). I'll have to make up for it. Too many projects... emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 10/11/2012 11:02PM

  Wow! I have to say that I'm impressed!

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JAMER123 10/11/2012 10:02PM

    Sounds like you have a good plan in place!! I am not a morning person so I applaud you for the early rising!!
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