Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wow, 5am is early....

It is, seriously. It's dark and quiet and early. Did I mention it's early? The reason I know that it's early is that I've been out of bed every day this week to exercise at 5am! Yay me! This past Saturday I took my oldest to a birthday party and met another mother who just happens to live 4 houses down from me and wants to run/walk in the morning! We've been meeting at 5:30 and doing the couch to 5k program together. She left to go out of town and I decided to keep up the early workouts and hit the gym. This morning I did 45 minutes on the elliptical!! I really am super proud of myself for doing it. Every morning I've had to talk myself into it, but I've done it and that's what matters! So far this week I've burned 1700 calories. Now, I have gained 1.5lbs this week, which I do not understand at all, but I'm not focused on that...

Eating has been ok, not fabulous, but not bad. Every day gets a little bit better and those small changes will add up, I know they will. Calories have been between 1800-2000. Like I said, not great, but not horribly awful either. I'm incorporating more vegetables and lean proteins in our diet. We've had a lot of stir fries without oil, shrimp, and fish. I keep picturing that movie, "What About Bob?" and telling myself "baby steps to good health." Cheesy, but you do what you have to, right?

So, my question for all of you who workout early is, how long did it take you to get in the habit of getting up early and when did your body adjust? This schedule is killing me and by 2pm every day all I want is a nap. The boss is not so big on this idea though....

Hope all is well! Healthy, happy choices everyone!


  1. Uh-hmmm. I know exactly how early 5:30 AM is. My neghbor goes to work between 5 & 5:30 in the morning. And wakes me up! If I've had 4 or 5 hours sleep, I can't get back to sleep. :(

    I don't think I have enough years left to have time to get used to getting up at that hour! Seriously. I'm exhausted by 9pm. Ack

    But--Woohooo! for you!!!! :D You go, girl!


  2. I wake up at 4:15 to workout, it took me a couple of months to fully adust, but I love it now! I typically go to bed around 9:30 and as long as I work out in the morning, I have a ton of energy all day long :)