Blog Everyday in May {Something I am Good at} Day 2

I don’t find myself to be an “expert” at anything, but rather know a little about lots of things. At the end of this month, I will celebrate a 2 year anniversary of a health & fitness journey that has dramatically changed my life for the better. I can say with certainty that I am the healthiest and most fit that I have ever been in my entire life.

As part of this journey, I make it fitness a priority and make sure to “sweat everyday.” Being a stay at home mom to two little boys and a busy schedule of carpooling them all over town, early morning workouts were the way to go for me. I originally worked out in the evenings after the kids went to bed, but going into the gym at 8-9 pm just became too late. At first, getting up really early was tough and definitely in the winter months, staying under the covers often sounds better than getting up and going into 20 degree weather to drive to the gym. So what am I good at?
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This is no joke. The times you see listed on my alarm are my daily wake up time and I am on the spin bike by 2:50 am…EVERY.SINGLE.DAY!

I can say that I am good at it, because it’s nothing for me to get up that early anymore. I just do it. Even if I don’t set my alarm or if the weather is bad (snow) and I know I am not going out that early to drive, my internal clock still goes off and I will wake up that early. At first I used to feel extremely sluggish by 2 in the afternoon (doesn’t everyone), but it’s very rare now. I’m sure you also wonder, what time I go to sleep…that would be very shortly after the kids are in bed. I’m usually asleep by 9:00 every night (5-6 hrs average for sleep).

It’s important for me to workout daily. I feel better the rest of the day and I feel ready to tackle the day. The additional bonus of coming home, taking a shower, having my morning coffee & breakfast and watching the news quietly and alone is wonderful. It’s the one time during the day that the rest of the world (and everyone in this house) is still happily asleep and I can have those few hours alone to myself.



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10 thoughts on “Blog Everyday in May {Something I am Good at} Day 2

  1. That is awesome… you are my total hero! I’m pushing myself right now to get up and start early morning workouts. And you prove that this is totally doable – love it!

    • It never started out that early. I think I originally started getting up at 4-4:15 and it just got earlier and earlier. It won’t go earlier than what I’m doing now..haha.
      It’s nice to have it done and over with.

  2. Oh my gosh!! 2:30?? That’s the middle of the night, not morning!!!

    Suffice it to say, I’m impressed. I could never. I’m definitely a morning person and love the peace and quiet and alone time, but anything earlier than 5 feels like waking up in the middle of the night to me. Maybe I’ll feel differently when we have kids?

    You’re incredible!!

    • You are right…it is the middle of the night. I joke around often that it is. I often pass the students coming out of the bars when I’m on my way.
      I started out getting up at 4-4:30 and it just got earlier and earlier…it won’t go earlier than 2:30 🙂

  3. I’m trying to break back into the morning routine for my workouts. I’m always so thankful to have it done and be moving forward when it’s all over with. It helps when I have great runs like this morning!

    Thanks for all the comment love lately and thanks for reading!

    Happy (almost) weekend!

    -B

  4. you are amazing! there is no way i’d be able to have the self-control & motivation to wake up like that every morning. the earliest I can do consistently is like, 7:30. i’m trying to get better!

    • it definitely took some time and it wasn’t easy at first. I think about 5 months in it became a habit and honestly after 1 year of doing it regularly it just became part of the routine. at my old gym in MD, it was the same group of early risers at the gym every single morning. when I go back to visit and go to the gym there, it’s like nothing has changed…same people…same time…every day.

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