This morning I woke up at 4:47 a.m. when my alarm went off. I just remembering wondering why I was hearing that noise at that hour. There was about a minute where I just laid in bed considering aborting my plans for the morning work out. But I have come to the realization that 5:00 a.m. LITERALLY is the only time I can fit it into my day. I am committed to this process, so I actually rolled out of bed, and got started! Yay me!
I feel proud of the fact that I have figured out a workout time that works, that I can stick to. I tried 4:30 a.m. (too early), 6:00 a.m. (too late), 4:00 p.m. (too busy). 5:00 allows me time to work out for 1.5 hours before I get my kids up at 6:30 and get us all out of the house on time to start our days.
I also feel proud of the fact that I finally figured out how to set up my workout space. After about a year of considering the garage, the basement, the office, the dining room, the formal living room, just yesterday, I settled on the TV/family room, and it worked out great. I just went through a remodel of the first floor. So lucky me: I have hard wood floors and sofas with pads on the feet. This makes it easy to move the furniture around. I also have a nice corner in the room to store my rebounder. Finally, the family TV console at 5:00 a.m. is well positioned and not used by my little muchkins – so this space works!
So, this morning as planned, at 5:00 a.m., I laced up my new Mizuno Inspire tennis shoes and started with the Tracy Anderson 30 minute Muscular Structure DVD (from the Metamorphosis Series). Then I did 30 minutes of Tracy Andersons rebounding DVD on my mini-trampoline (so much fun!), followed by half of the 30 minute Metamorphosis dance cardio DVD. I was a little behind schedule, as this was my first time moving the furniture around, setting up the DVDs, etc, so I allowed myself some slack and “only” did 30 minutes of dance cardio.
In total though, I got in a solid 75 minute workout, 45 minutes of that being cardio.
I know going into this that I will be sore, and I may feel sort of “flu-like” for the first 30 days. Today was like that. I was mostly foggy in the head and felt very tired. I just know that I will have to pull through these next several days feeling like that. But I know that on the other side I will have much more energy and clarity – so I’m doing it!