Extra: New month’s resolution…
That is a thing!
yes it is!
why not…if new years can have resolutions new months can too!
and I didn’t make any in January either so April resolutions it is!
I want to be able to get up and work out in the morning. It makes so much sense, it will give me more time spare in the evening, it will allow me to add extra workouts in and allow me to boost my metabolism for the whole day (or at least the whole morning)
however me and mornings are not friends!
getting out of bed at 5:30 – 6am when I don’t actually have to just seems so hard. I want to do it at every point apart from the moment the alarm goes off!
I know logically it is only awful for the first 10 mins…
I know all the benefits and logical arguments I have already stated are true.
I just need to find a way to convince myself of this in the morning.
To get up and be at the gym by 7am I need to be out of bed by 5:40 because it is a 15 min drive away, I have to get all my bags packed for the gym and work that I have failed to pack the night before and I need to have drunk coffee before I can drive anywhere!
All of that and the 5:xx time stamp make the whole idea of doing that every day daunting so I have a cunning plan…
ok…it isn’t but you get the idea.
My reasoning is thus:
If I could eliminate the 5:xx timing the whole thing may seem more palatable. To do this I have to eliminate some of the things I have to do in the morning before I can work out. The main things are “get ready” and “drive to the gym” so…If I get up and workout at home, I can get up at 6am, work out, and still be in time to have a shower and breakfast as normal.
So my April resolution is to get up at 6am every work day and do a work out at home, probably a DVD based one to remove the need to think too hard at that time in the morning!
The only exception to this is the days I have PT on which I still have to get up and do all the faffing about to enable me to get to the gym!
I know this seems very obvious, and if you are one of those get up and work out people you are probably wondering why I don’t just get on with getting up, and why it takes this much forethought…
I can’t actually answer this question…I have tried mornings and they remain my biggest challenge so I am setting myself small steps! In May I might progress on to going to the gym in the morning…who knows!
I will of course keep you posted on my progress, I am already doubting my ability to do this..but I am determined to try!
(By the way…I already did early today as it was PT so the first day of earlies is done)