I agreed to exercise with my husband at 4:30 a.m. for the new year. We started this yesterday, January 7. Yes, we did begin our workout routine on the first as promised in the planning my fitness schedule article. But the rough 4:30 a.m. schedule started because everyone headed back to school and work after the Christmas holiday. And boy does it hurt!
Getting back on track for fitness goals comes with a price, but it’s well worth it.
The first day back had my legs feeling like jello. The wobble was going on, but apparently, I wasn’t on the correct beat. After a long break, your body surely feels it and wants to cry and give up. My husband wasn’t trying to hear it. To add insult to injury, our youngest daughter came down to watch. “Girl, this is not a spectator sport.” She was very encouraging in her own special way.
Fast forward to yesterday and today. The start of the 4:30 a.m. torture.
I decided to sleep in my workout clothes. Hey, anything to give me a few extra minutes. I timed it so I could get up at 4:20, pee, wash hands, brush my teeth, grab my shoes from the closet and down to our home gym. Hubby is already down there with the workout written on the board, set up and ready to roll. He gets up a little earlier to read his devotional before starting his day.
Day one was great. The thought was…get it done, make a protein smoothie( I came across this smoothie from a friend who posted the recipe, so I will be a doll and pass it along to you), shower and go back to bed. Yes, this gal sure did take a nap between the times of the older kids leaving for school and the youngest getting up for school. A good 45 mins.
Day two was painful. It hurt. It was pure pain. Not physical pain. My eyes felt like they were being pried open. It hurt to blink. It hurt to focus. I can imagine my hubby forcing my eyes open to see the workout equipment. During the push-up warm-ups, I wanted to just go to sleep. Heck, I forgot to put on shoes and didn’t even realize it until we started the workout.
And yes, after my shower and being dressed for the day I was looking forward to nap time. Wednesday is our optional day, and I’m opting out! Getting on track for fitness goals comes at a price, but it’s going to be free tomorrow.
How are you doing with your fitness goals?