Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Early morning workouts
This morning, I finally decided to do something I've been thinking about for weeks. I got up early and went to the gym at 6:30am. For me, this is huge because I am not an early riser. I would sleep until 8am everyday if I could. In fact, before my baby arrived I usually did sleep until 8am. Things have changed, though, and I no longer have the ability to sleep in as late as I want and I can no longer work out whenever I feel like it. My gym time has to be planned in advance and it also has to be coordinated with Carl in such a way that allows him to hit some classes, too. We were alternating evenings for a while, but that really limits both of us in terms of how often we can work out. So, mornings it is! For the time being, I'll go Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, as well as Thursdays at noon (I have a babysitter for a few hours every Thursday). Carl will go after work.
I know this is going to be tough for the first couple of weeks, but I'm pretty confident that once it becomes a habit I'll actually like our new schedule. In fact, I felt really great this morning after my hour-long TRX class and I'm thinking that getting up with the roosters is a really good move in terms of making the most of my time at the gym. I mean, if I am going to get up that early I am going to make sure every push-up counts!
What types of changes did you make to your workout schedule when your children were born?