It was hard to get up this morning after sleeping in for the last week. 4:40am came too quickly and I think I didn't actually become fully awake until I got to the gym at 5am.
I get up early so often I have figured out exactly how long it takes me to get up, get changed, get myself out the door and to the gym so I set my alarm for the latest possible moment. Plus I pack my bags at night so that I know I wont forget anything. Although I have forgotten a towel and socks on different occasions!
I have never slept in my workout/running clothes though. Well I take that back I did once in college. I went to bed at 3am and had to wake up at 5am for basketball practice. I left my roommate a note to make sure I woke up (she was on the team too), changed into my bball practice gear and went to sleep.
15 minute warm up on the Elliptical
4 miles on the treadmill
10 minutes of weights
When I first arrived and stepped onto the elliptical there weren't a lot people there - just the regulars. Slowly, as I did my warm up, more and more people started to come in.
The treadmill run was tough since I only had the TV's and people watching to distract me - my iPod hasn't come out of hibernation yet (aka I keep forgetting to charge it). The people watching was especially fun this morning because there were a lot of new faces. It seems like a lot of people decided they would set resolutions to loose weight.
4 miles done and I was a sweaty mess. Something about running inside always makes me sweat more than if I run outdoors. The weight lifting was cut short as I was going to be late to work.
I may have been able to drag myself to the gym this morning but I am sure it will get harder as the week goes on. Plus the gym will be crazy with all the new years resolution people!
Which is worse - getting up early on Monday morning to work out or Friday morning?
Friday's are the toughest for me. By the end of the week, I don't want to leave my warm bed!
Have a great Monday!