|Exercise, yes Early morning? Not so much.
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Yeah, I am not a 5:30-6 am exercise person. Maybe by 6:30 I’ll be awake enough not to trip over my own feet. Maybe.
We don’t all have to get moving this early. I know how I am, and a morning person I am not. Trying to
force it makes me resentful and ready to quit. I won’t focus on what I’m doing, but on how much I hate being up and active other than the usual morning thing.
But that’s okay. Knowing that this isn’t my style is okay. Trying to force it when I have the option of flexibility is not okay. Making this time my time to reflect and awaken is good. Having breakfast (Shakeology with almond & coconut butter, ice, and unsweetened almond milk – noms!) and checking my calendar this morning is more my style. I like to ease into my mornings is I can. The alternative does not bode well. For me or anyone in my path.
So why am I up this early? Hubs is starting a new routine and that means I’m starting one, too. I don’t have to like it, but I am supporting him. So I’m awake for now. And working a little. Kinda. Checking the calendar and completing a little research isn’t going to kill me. I don’t think it will, anyway. Ask me again in a few hours.
Oy, I digress. How did a discussion on morning exercise turn into something about work? Oh yeah, I’m not completely awake. Wow.
Anyway, exercise is important to me. Whether it’s a walk, strength training, yoga, pt, or sweat time with my fav videos, I need it. Finding the optimal time for me to exercise mindfully is important. And the early hour wake-up calls are not optimal for me. I’m a late morning type. It’s when I’m more functional, so it’s when I need to move. The mid-morning or early afternoon coffee break is my sweat time. I fel better that
way and move better that way. And don’t want to strangle anyone that way.
So here I am, coming out. I am not a morning person and that’s okay.
Your turn. When do you schedule your time to move? There are not wrong answers; just different ones.