Mar 6, 2013

Impress YoSelf

**Happy** Wednesday!!! Guess who is that annoying, awake, happy, bouncy chick this morning at work?? THIS girl!

I have been the queen of excuses over the last 6 months {and by 6 months I mean probably longer than that} when it comes to working out. I usually get up at 6, work 8-5, get home at 6 two nights a week and 8-8:45 three nights a week. I cook dinner, eat late and then crash. I have not been consistent with working out or running in such a long time. Then yesterday I read this post by SkinnyMeg. Guess who also has an hour commute to and from work {my biggest excuse for not having time}? That girl! I told myself getting up an hour earlier will in fact not kill me. I know that. 

So last night I set my alarm for 5:00 and 5:05 am. I laid out my workout clothes and got in bed early {for me}. It took 2 hours to fall asleep! Have you seen that movie "I Don't Know How She Does It" where SJP is laying in bed with a million to do lists running through her head?
That was me last night. But I finally drifted off to dreamland. I woke up several times this morning in anticipation of my alarm clock. And at 5:05, I got out of bed, headed upstairs and hit play on my 30DS DVD. It may not have been the prettiest but I was still impressed with myself. 
I have to say, I feel amazing so far. I also had time to do so much this morning....including weighing in for Weight in Wednesday AND Erin's Dietbet challenge (and start a load of dishes, and pick up the kitchen, ....blah blah blah). I'm planning on getting in my 5am workout again tomorrow but not Friday. My mini me has softball games Friday night at 8 and 9:15pm in a tournament about an hour away from home, so I'm resting up Friday morning. 

That's all I've got! How did everyone else do on Weigh in Wednesday? Happy Hump Day!!


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10 comments:

Shesabigstar said...

Ok, you've totally inspired me to start getting up early for my workouts. You're right, it's not going to kill us, and I know it will be such a better start to my day rather than oversleeping, rushing the kids out the door, etc. If I can knock my workout out in the early morning, then I'll feel better for the day and be able to get a few things done in the am rather than at night! Setting my alarm for early tomorrow morning and I'll be thinking of you! Thanks for the motivation!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I love that movie!! Yay you did it. Guess who didn't?! Big surprise huh? I'll start tomorrow on vacation!

Lindsey said...

I love working out in the AM. Makes the day so much better. I am pretty worthless when I sleep in and don't work out! I need to try Jillian. I've had about all I can take of the annoying pilates chic!

Taylor LeMay said...

Good job at waking up to work out, Ive been recently doing this myself and loving my energy throughout the day :)

Holly said...

Look at you, skinny lady!! Go, J.. Go, J!!!

Limefreckle said...

I'm so impressed with anyone that gets up at 5AM to workout....I'm so not good at that! be proud....

Jaime Byram said...

Way to go! I'm not much of a morning person either, but I feel so much better when I get my workout done in the morning. The best feeling is when you have some time left to do the extra stuff. Try to throw dinner in the crockpot one morning. You won't know what to do with all your extra free time after work...except crash because you worked so hard at the crack of dawn.

Michelle said...

You go girl, the first step is always the hardest. Getting out of bed that early would be the hardest thing ever! Im impressed :D

Kimmyyy83 said...

i def forgot to set my alarm this morning. lol I suck :-) You rock!

Kaitlyn's Life and Blogs said...

You go girl. That's what I need to start to do. You got this!