I might have to rethink this morning work out challenge.
I failed again to get up this morning…I tried, I really did, but I was soo sleepy.
Not “I am ok really but feel like a bit extra” sort of sleepy the real “I am so tired I can’t make my arms and legs move before my eyes close again” sleepy!
Taking this into account, and the way I felt during Wednesday morning’s work out I have decided that this challenge needs a rethink.
I am not giving up the idea altogether as I still really want to be able to get morning workouts in as I am convinced of the benefits of working out early!
I am also convinced of the benefits of getting enough sleep! Or, more accurately the detrimental effects of not getting enough sleep! (Some info Here and here.) Just cutting 5 hours off my weekly total amount of sleep is not going to work.
SO here is my new plan:
I am going to aim to get up early and work out 3 days out of 5 during the working week including my PT day.
It is likely that these days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday which may seem odd but they are the days when I have no fixed evening work out so in theory it would mean I can then have the evening free to do something else, like study… (one of these may vary depending on when I have PT)
As I discovered on Wednesday, the idea of getting up then working out straight away is good only in theory. At least this is true if you are me, which I am so I should know! So I am going to have to get up a little bit earlier and make those mornings count!
Which means, gym or run rather than home work out.
Which means getting myself super organised the night before so I don’t have to do so much in the morning
Which also means…going to bed at a sensible time the night before!
I will keep you all posted about my progress 🙂