For real, I can’t stop watching this vid!!
I’m totally the one on the left!!
HOWEVER, I’m working hard to be the one on the right!!
I’m such a night owl! And, I always have been. But, here & there in the past several years, I’ve went some pretty long stretches getting up at the crack of dawn to get my Miracle Morning and my workout in before I have to go to work! SO, after this summer totally kicked my butt with late night after late night, I’m determined to get back to my early mornings!!
I love mornings!! I love coffee! Heck, sometimes I just wanna go to bed at night so I can wake up and drink coffee lol. I love getting up to have quiet time before my fam! I love my MM lifeSAVERS. AND, yes I LOVE getting my workout done before work! This coming home after 5 and getting it done is really starting to piss me off!
They say the best time to work out is simply….when it works best for your schedule.
My after work workouts are NOT working anymore.
I was starting to absolutely dread them every day.
And, that’s the last thing I want is to dread my workouts!!
So, I’m on a mission to get back to early mornings and to #CRUSHtheRUSH! (Stay tuned for how you an #CRUSHtheRUSH WITH ME!)
Reasons I love to get my workout in at 5 or 6 am:
- Love the feeling of having it done before I go to work!
- More energy throughout the day!
- More likely to stay on track with my nutrition!
- Less likely to skip it all together because something came up!
- More time with my fam in the evenings!
So, yes, there are many reasons for me to knock it out early! And, hardly any to work out later! Ha, except I’m still like that dog on the left!! I wish I was exaggerating y’all but that sh!t is legit. (I swear my eyes don’t fully open for a half hour or so.) But, I did the same workout this morning that I did on Saturday and I burned like 100 less calories 🙁 Yeah, that wasn’t fun to see. I can only improve from here, tho, right?!? I think my body just needs some time to adjust back to this! I’ve gotten some early morning workouts in here and there throughout the summer, but, my goal is every dang day!
How am I getting there?
Well, first off by using something called the 5-Second Rule. I’ve talked a little bit about it and will be talking about it more because….well because it’s the bomb-diggidity!!! It has already changed so much for me! I first listened to the book by Mel Robbins a couple months ago and I’m now on my third time through it. It’s even helping me with my anxiety. I had been really suffering with anxiety and depression the last few years but since my health has been coming back around, the depression and sadness is much improved. I do still find I have a lot of anxiety, however. This 5 Second Rule is totally helping. And, it’s so crazy simple that it’s….well, it’s almost crazy it even works. But, the book is filled with success story after success story. There was one story that hit me especially hard. There was a guy who was very close to committing suicide…..even maybe in the moment of the decision….and the 5-second rule brought him out of it and changed his life forever. And, I’m also focusing back on a list of things from an anxiety & depression course I took last fall that I’m considering retaking soon. It focuses on all “free” and natural ways of improving anxiety and depression. And, I have hopes of becoming a facilitator of the program and bringing it to our more local areas.
Anyhoo, I was about to tell you how I’m using it! I’m using the 5 second rule to break my terrible habit of hitting snooze. It’s to the point where I’m so asleep and so used to doing it that I don’t even consciously know that I am most mornings. I think I’m in what some experts call a “habit loop.” A habit loop is basically where your brain goes on auto-pilot after being cued and it ends in a reward. So, ha, the cue would be my dang alarm ~ my brain goes on auto-pilot ~ and the reward is I get to keep sleeping lol!
There’s also more damaging things about hitting snooze than just missing a sweat session. I’m kinda too lazy right now to explain all of it…..I promise I will in a later post…..but basically, it’s not good for your brain to go back to sleep for short periods of time. An ideal sleep cycle is 60 to 90 minutes, so when you keep interrupting a sleep cycle, it can hurt your memory and function and you will definitely be left feeling more tired than had you just got up the first time it went off! Yes, more to come on all that! I’m a total nerd but I find stuff like this fascinating and just have to share 🙂
Ok, SO, I’ve worked out in the morning 3 days in a row now and I’m not stopping! Yes, I won’t be perfect! But, this is one habit I’m determined to turn into a good one!
If you’re out there wishing you could get into an early morning routine, let me know! I would love an accountability partner to get back into this!! Comment on this thread or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s do this together!
Here was my Fitbit this morning at 6 am compared to Saturday morning around 9 am! Yep, same workout lol.
And, my next virtual boot camp is kicking off and I’m accepting people through Wednesday! If you’re needing extra support or more direction on starting a new fitness program or needing a change with your nutrition, I’d love to chat and see if I could help! You can click on the image below to apply! I lost 4.4 lbs and 12 inches in my last group with our newest program! And, I loved the program so much I’m into my second round of it! There’s like 90 days until Thanksgiving! What will you do with them??
Let’s make it a great week everyone!!