Thursday, January 6, 2011

Starting the Day

I picked up a DVD the other day at Wal*mart. It is Jillian Michaels of "The Biggest Loser" fame. It caught my eye, and appeared to have just enough variety to keep my going - 3 minutes of strength training, followed by 2 minutes of cardio, finishing off with one minute of abs. (and repeat x 2!)

And, since I recently read an article about morning being the BEST time to exercise, I decided I would make that my morning routine... I set my clock for 5:15, with the intention of waking at 5:30. Twenty minutes of video, a shower and plenty of time to wake my kids for school.

Except for that dang snooze button!

I had rolled over and peeked at the clock at 3:30 (and very honestly, was pleasantly surprised to find I still had 2 hours to sleep!), but then 5:30 came, and it was a struggle.

I did manage to get up about ten minutes "late", and popped the DVD into my laptop, and stood at the end of my bed. There we began. It wasn't all happy and joy - but it did get done!

I also recently heard that it will improve my efforts if I make an "appointment" to schedule the time to work out. So, pull up the calendar and set up a "repeating event". Every morning. 5:30. I have a workout appointment with Jillian. And that's what it says "Jillian".

God willing, the next few days will be easier. Especially because there is a "bedtime" also scheduled.

Crawling out of bed was difficult, but it really set a wonderful pace for the rest of the day!

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