I have been incredibly lazy this week. I basically took an unplanned R&R week. Oh, well. I guess, in a way, I was due for one. Tomorrow, I'll be flying north to visit my folks in the Bay Area for the weekend. I'm hoping to do some trail running, pool swimming, and maybe even some biking while I'm there so I should be able to get active.
I hope this time off has served me well and primed me for more activity as opposed to causing me to lose substantial fitness. I'm on such a tentative cliff right now. I'm just starting to build fitness again after those few months off. It's such a slippery slope. I can't believe how hard it is. When I was a raw newbie, every gain was a new gain, so everything was motivational. Now that I'm an old-er newbie, I know how much I've lost and how far I have to go so it's hard to look at it from the perspective of a new beginning. But that's what I need to do. Each day is a new day. A new opportunity. I have to push away what I know and pretend I'm starting from scratch.
And some days, I should throw my exercise plan away and just go out and have fun! Go for a hike, shoot some hoops, do something different. It's hard for me to do because I'm very organized and am always following a plan. I feel I can't do something different, unless I planned it. Pretty spontaneous, huh?
Another thing I've realized...if I got my workout done first thing in the morning, I could have the rest of the day to myself. Then, I wouldn't be so tired and tempted to skip at the end of the day. Plus, during the late afternoon, I could even fit a 2nd workout in and be done with everything by 8. I guess it's hard for me to believe that could happen but it sounds so enticing! I'm going to try to start doing that.
What are your best tips for getting up early in the morning?
(I have a terrible time!)