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Finally, FRIDAY HAS ARRIVED! I started this wonderful day with a 30 min run at 6am in 75 degree weather (how is it that hot that early in the morning?)
So it feels GREAT to have gotten in a run already to be going to work for a half day and then the weekend starts.
That is the true meaning of TGIF.
But look at how sad this little gal was when she realized she was not going on my morning run with me. BROKE. MY. HEART.
She is such an inspiration. That little 6.5lb gal is always ready and willing to get her exercise in anytime. I just wish it wasn’t so hot out so she could go!
But anyway here is a little summary of my week!
Well, I’m back at it at 5:45am. It is finally HOT in Ohio. I mean like really freaking H.O.T. Which means that running in the evening is not only horrible but also dangerous so I’ve been forced to get my butt out of bed early in the AM to get my run in. Well Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at least.
Tuesdays and Thursdays I get to sleep in an extra 45 minutes- YAY for Crossfit class at night.
Then today I read this article that had Michelle Obama making a statement (I am not going to eloquently say this like she did) saying that when your kids come and they need you in the morning- you get up. When you need to go into work early for a meeting you get out of bed.
So why is it that we don’t get out of bed for ourselves yet we will get out bed for everyone else? Hmm.
Well that got me thinking.
Last week I had meetings at work that forced me to have a very early 5:30am wake up call and while I didn’t exactly love it I did it. I did it without blinking an eye and with barely any complaining
yeah right I got to work and stayed in engaged for 10-13 hour days. I did that for work. A job that yes I enjoy but it was work.
I love myself more than I love my job. And now I am getting up in the morning. So I have been thinking about the reasons WHY it makes sense to wake up in the morning and here are the top 5 things I came up.
#1. Exercising (especially in the morning) raises your metabolism. This means that you are burning more calories ALL day long which is when you are eating and consuming your calories. Well, hmmm. That sounds just lovely.
#2. Bodies like schedules. It’s human (and dog for that matter) nature to like a schedule. It’s how I know when Miss. Molly has to go pee outside. It is the reason Tim’s wonderful cousin with 2 twin boys actually manages to get some sleep. Your body will get used to getting up. Working out. And then something magical will happen… it will ask for it. Can you imagine the day that you feel like getting up early to workout feels like second nature. Yep. Lovely.
#3. Mentally you deserve time to yourself. We are stimulated by SO much during the day. Hopefully mostly good but yea some of it really stinks. So yea take some time to yourself. While the baby is sleeping. While the husband or wife is still in bed. While the rest of the world is just rubbing their eyes you are spending time with yourself. It doesn’t get much better than that.
#4. You’ll have more energy during the day. Plain and simple. Your day just got easier. You’re welcome.
#5. Confidence. This is actually probably reason #1 for me because I am firm believer that self-confidence makes the world go round (assuming it is not too extreme). Working out and taking care of yourself will make you feel better about yourself. Whether it is losing weight, toning, or just simply releasing all of those touchy feeling do-gooder hormones in your body you will feel better about yourself. And honestly… that is the BEST thing you can do for your health and wellness.
Plus who doesn’t love to get out in public with no makeup and being stinky!
So I’m pretty glad to be getting up in the morning.
What’s on your schedule tomorrow morning?
Don’t give up on me now! We have officially experienced our first disagreement which resulted in you giving up on me just when my head was in the game. I know I overworked you just a bit last week but did you really have to swell up my ankle and make it hurt as bad as you did? I mean seriously, didn’t you want to run all last week further and harder than you have before? Wasn’t it fabulous to run in Milwaukee with conditions like this?
Well my mind sure thought so and that mind is usually the one giving up on you. That silly head is usually the one you have to remind is that strong one. The one that keeps you going. The one that is the biggest obstacle to overcome but the most rewarding.
I suppose it was time for your revenge. But I’m glad you’re going to come back to me soon. I know you will come back stronger than ever and I know that while the head wasn’t happy about it giving you a few days to really think about things was the right things to do. It’s a good thing we have our awesome physical therapist Gail to look out for us. To make sure that we are in sync and working together. It’s a good thing that mom, Carole and Crossfit Commotion, keeps us strong so that we can bounce back quickly. When you think about it body we are REALLY lucky. You and me- we are a good team. We have people that take care of us. That love us. That want to see us succeed. Down or not we are lucky.
So no worries body, I’m not mad or bitter anymore. Just patiently waiting your return.