Sunday, January 16, 2011

Trying Something New!!


Between 3ft having pneumonia, the Grumpybutt having double ear infections, and me getting a cold I didn't get a whole lot of working out in last week. Not to mention the time I liked to workout has disappeared. Mr. Grumpybutt doesn't want to take his morning nap anymore and if I can convince him to sleep, he only sleeps for 15 minutes. So not enough time to get a workout in.

I tried working out at night again. But the husband isn't getting home til after 9pm these days and the "gym" is locked up at 10. So by the time I get over there, I'd barely get a half hour in before they kicked me out. And we don't even want to mention how exhausted I am after 9pm when the kids are in bed and all I want to do is veg.

So this morning, I got my lazy butt out of bed at 5:55am, threw on my workout clothes, and zombie walked in a half-dazed-sleep-stupor to the "gym" which they unlock at 6am. I did the elliptical for 35 minutes. Went 2.5 miles and burned over 425 calories (so the machine told me).

The first 10 minutes were killer. I'm not sure I was totally awake and my bed called to me like a siren from across the apartment complex. I wanted to quit. But I figured WTH, I did it for 10 minutes I can do it another 25 -- and so I did. The best part: It's after 8, I'm exhausted, and my workout is ALREADY done for the day. Super awesome.

I've already set my alarm clock for 6am tomorrow. Here's hoping for 2 days in a row!


Susana & Chris said...

All I can say is 'better you than me'. I can't do mornings. I wish you luck!

June Kramin said...

Love your determination! I have a free 1/2 for lunch everyday. I'm trying to get back in a routine. You inspire me! Go you!!

Lisa Dovichi said...

Nunan -- I'd rather NOT do such EARLY mornings.. but if I'm going to workout, I've got to make it happen. We can't all be lazy butts like you! :D

Stalker bug -- I'm totally stoked I'm an inspiration. You've totally made my day!!! :D