I woke up this morn over the moon hungry. You know that feeling? I proceeded to eat a huge breakfast, which when I was finished was good but perhaps a bit too much. I should have paused midway to reassess. I do this sometimes… if I am extremely hungry I eat quickly and a lot rather than according to feeling. I have worked on this but every once in a while it still catches me.
Last week when I wrote about my stress levels, I put in the plan to wake up in the mornings and go for a run. Not a gigantic long run but a shorter one to get some time on my legs. Guess how many times I have done this? If you guessed anymore than “Zero” you clearly have more faith in me than I do! That’s right folks, I haven’t done this once. The problem is I want to! But when the alarm goes off I look at the clock and think to myself, “this is so not going to happen” and roll over and go back to sleep. In fact, this morning I got a work phone call at 7 am. I was AWAKE. I even thought to myself, “hey self, you could go running”. But I didn’t. I went back to sleep.
So, I need some help. How do you all do it? Get up early and run? I need advice!! I’ve been using the (somewhat real) excuse of work getting in the way but the other part is laziness. This morning my NWM marathon buddy and I had some panic about the impending mileage. I saw this and posted it via facebook. It kind of fit.
Tonight’s crossfit session was another tough one. The warm-ups are always beastly, they really should be called “work out #1”. I think this would be more truthful! The WOD was 10 push-ups and then 15 squats as fast as you could 10x. That is 100 push-ups! I said this, well, actually, I whispered it because I was freaked! The first 20 were okay but after that my push-ups got plain ugly. My arms were barely bending by the end but they were still shaking like mad. Tomorrow morning I think I am going to lay my clothes on the bed and simply try and wiggle into them since my arms will be useless. I did finish though :) So, while I was impressed with my t-rex arms for getting me to the end, I was more impressed I even got to the gym in the first place. I was GRUMPY, hot and tired when I left my apt this afternoon and getting even more sweaty sounded like a terrible plan to me. My a/c still hasn’t been installed in my office and I sit there and puddle throughout the day.
Of course when it was all said and done, I was happy I went. I could barely raise my arms but still happy I got there! Now, I am going to suck it up and attempt to do my speedy (timed) 5k tomorrow morning. Mind you, in order to get out of bed this morning for work I had to bribe myself with a delish coffee drink from McDonald’s so I am raising my standards for tomorrow. Maybe this is what I need to do though – it’s easy to cave when you tell yourself you knew you wouldn’t do it in the first place. Self-fulfilling prophecy, party of one?! I’ll report back in the morning. PLEASE send me positive vibes when you are waking up! I will need it!
This next pic really doesn’t have much to do with anything, however, I downloaded insta-collage and had to try it out. LOVE!
Oh and any tips for my poor palm plant? It said “high light” so I moved it to my office (which, remember, is bloody hot) and it’s not doing well. I don’t get it – there is mega good light there … thoughts?
4 thoughts on “i’m going to need help getting dressed in the morn”
I cannot, unfortunately, help you with the plant…lol. But for getting out of bed – you just gotta do it. Get up, put your clothes on and go. Do it before you can convince yourself otherwise. Once you’re outside and running it’ll feel good and you’ll be so happy you did it. That way, later, when the rest of the day gets in the way, and you can’t go run, you’ll have done it already! It’s as simple (and as hard) as that. No tricks – just gotta do it. If this helps – hitting snooze and waking up and going back to sleep in short intervals is actually bad for you and your sleep habits. So, if you can kick yourself of that habit – it’ll be easier to get up and run too! And you’ll be less tired throughout the day. Try it! :)
Running in the morning is NOT for everyone! Me included. I say accept it :) Try running at lunch, or carve out time in the evening. I’ve embraced not being a morning person! Plants are really moody. Sometimes they don’t like to be moved (my cacti are like this). I say put it back where it was if it was doing ok….they are very particular!
I used to be really good about working out in the morning, but since my injury I have really been bad about working out before work. For instance when I was training for Eugene in April I would wake up at 3:30 and knock out 18-20 miles before work so that I could hang out with my husband or friends after work. Usually on those days I would be half asleep by lunch. I think once I get back into a routine and I am able to train for a race then I might find it easier to get up early to workout. I am the person who needs that motivation. I do still get up early (usually), but now I spend that time doing chores, enjoying my coffee, and catching up on blogs.
Wow! 3:30 am? That is very impressive! I’ve never been an early riser – even as a kid my fam had to wake me up on Christmas!