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 🙂
6 thoughts on “Extra: Morning workout update…”
I think being organised and getting to bed earlier are going to be even bigger challenges than getting up early!
It’s great (and smart) that you are reworking your exercise schedule to fit you. It will give you all the more chance to succeed in whatever you set out to do!
I realised fairly soon that just forcing myself to get up earlier wasn’t going to work and that I need sleep too!