6 am or bust
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
It’s been difficult getting used to work.
The stress has made me want to binge eat / get fast food on the way to and from work.
Sitting in a chair all day is rough for my back, and by the weekend it’s seriously messed up and I don’t want to do anything but sleep.
Work itself is going alright — I’m learning and being a productive member of the team. It’s just draining me physically and mentally to the point that it’s my only focus, and I want to change that.
Usually when I get up in the morning (at 7 am), I hit the snooze button 3-4 times before actually getting up to shower... then it’s a mad dash to the car to avoid being late, which usually ends up with either skipping breakfast altogether or stopping at McDonald’s 😕 not to mention setting the mood for a stressful, hectic day.
I recently bought an elliptical and put it in my room so I wouldn’t have any excuses not to exercise ... I want to use it in the morning, to set my mood for the rest of the day as positive and low stress. I want to do 30 min of it, followed by 20 min of stretching / meditation, followed by 10 min of making coffee and breakfast, and THEN take my shower and head to work.
To fit all of this into my schedule, I need to wake up at 6 am (which gives me a few minutes to brush my teeth and check my email and generally wake up before I start the workout). That means I need to be asleep by 10 pm. That means I can no longer hit the snooze button in the morning.
I do believe that this routine will help with the back pain, help me make better food choices throughout the day, and keep my stress in check. It’s all a matter of how badly I want it, and what my priorities are.
My priority is my health. It has to be.
6 am mornings, here I come!