I discovered something about myself this morning. I realized that I am not a morning person. At least not when it comes to working out.
It’s true, I don’t have much difficulty when my alarm goes off on a work day. I do hit snooze a couple times, but once my feet hit the floor, I go through my normal routine pretty easily, and by the time I arrive at work an hour later, I’m not even thinking about my bed anymore.
But when it comes to setting an alarm, to get up and work out, it just doesn’t seem to be working for me. I’ve tried it a few Saturday’s now – set my alarm for 7:45 (allowing for a couple snoozes), to be at the gym for 9:00 AM. I’m able to get myself out of bed and get myself there but despite the loud music, heavy weights, and overall energy of the other people in the class, I just can’t get my head into the game that early in the day.
So I’ve decided to skip the Saturday morning 9AM Body Pump class and readjust my schedule. I’ll go back to hitting the Friday evening class instead so that Saturday morning I can lounge around my house taking it easy before I really start my day. So that’ll mean Body Pump Monday, Wednesdady and Friday evenings, yoga Tuesday evenings, and then on the weekends, I’ll stick to running since it’s flexible enough that I can go whenever it suits me.
Again, it’s all about figuring out what works for you. The idea of getting up early on the weekend to get a workout in before starting my day sounds extremely appealing to me. It’s something I wish I could do. But it’s just not working. As my favourite author Gretchen Rubin would say, I have to accept that what works for others, doesn’t mean it will work for me.
And with that, I am going back to my Saturday (late) morning coffee and possibly later, a nap.