Morning Workouts

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.



7 thoughts on “Morning Workouts

  1. beckyrunsbackwards says:

    You’re so right on the something that works for others might not work for you 🙂 I wish I didn’t wake up with the sun every morning and fall asleep early, but I guess it is just the way I’m wired. x


  2. My Lovely Litte Corner says:

    I am the same way. I have finally just decided that I am not a morning person. I like to get up, eat, have my coffee and do a few things before I get my workout in. Thanks for sharing!


    • kelmalley says:

      That’s exactly how I like my weekend mornings to go. I like them to be leisurely and slow-paced – I think because I don’t get that during the work week when I have to rush out the door to work! I am glad I am not the only one like this 🙂

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    • kelmalley says:

      I always have to set my alarm about 45 minutes before I actually want to wake up so I can hit the snooze at least 3 times. Strangely (or maybe not so strangely) I love that moment when my alarm goes off and I realize I don’t actually have to get up yet, haha!


  3. Mr. and Mrs. Macro says:

    My wife and I have found that the early morning weekend workout doesn’t work for us either. We opt for sleeping in and slow sipping our coffee rather than rushing out the door for our workout. The workout can wait until we’re ready on Saturday ha!


  4. kelmalley says:

    Exactly! During the week, I have to rush out the door, so I think on the weekends I like the slow-pace of my mornings. And even though I sleep in, my husband andchildren sleep in later, so I get to enjoy the quiet of the house while drinking my coffee, reading, or just puttering around! Later in the day, once I’m really up and moving, I have more energy for my workout!


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