Thursday, February 14, 2013
Very few things are as difficult as getting up to workout when you don't want to. This is at least the third morning that I've woken up and thought "no" then tried to go back to sleep only to have to accept my fate 5 minutes later when I'm not back to sleep. I am somewhat less motivated about waking up early, lately. Probably because I'm failing to go to bed on time or early as the plan dictates. Why am I failing? Too much "down time" before completing before bed chores, I guess. The dogs take a surprising amount of attention just before bed.
On a very positive note though, I have been doing my every other day workouts, despite my difficulty getting up in the morning. And, even though I'm not sticking to one program (Supreme 90 day here, Jillian's RIT there, The Firm thrown in for good measure) I'm clearly gaining fitness. I did the 2nd Firm workout, the first time for this go-round and the second time since making a commitment to working out and was actually almost able to keep up. I jumped, I kicked, and I didn't have to stop. This is a vast improvement from my first time around which involved little to no jumping and a lot of "getting lost" because my muscles couldn't keep up.
I felt a vast sense of pride. I love going from flailing, gasping, and trying to keep up to actually doing the workout and getting a really honest sweat without feeling overwhelmed!