Woke up early, before the sun even woke me up. It's been happening a few days a week for the past few weeks, but I am ok with it. Although, I am one of those 100% NOT A MORNING PERSON types. Before 10am, my energy level is low and I like quiet time. Those are the small things that are important to know. However, even though I want to be alone, I am learning to be productive with this morning time. Instead of lying in bed for an hour, I cuddle with the dog for maybe 15 minutes, and then get up. I am still sluggish, and quiet, but my brain is mentally awake. I don't know if it's because my dog no longer likes to cuddle for 2 hours and prefers 15 min max, or if I feel I have a purpose and some clarity in my life and am trying to put some thoughts into action. Either way, it's working.
Even though I am getting up and being productive...I still will NOT go work out this early in the AM. I have tried it numerous times, for numerous days, and it still isn't for me. While I feel productive for having gotten my workout in, my body hates it. My joints aren't happy, when I am done I am tired and want to take a nap, and if I can't fit a nap in, I am tired the entire day. I don't know if it is because I worked out after school in high school and in college and grad school worked out at like 10 or 11 pm, then passed out. My body greatly prefers late day workouts or mid day workouts. So instead of pushing myself to keep changing my habits to what everyone else says is best, screw it. I have learned over the past 32 years what my body likes, and AM workouts are NOT IT, and that is ok. :)
So I will be productive with my mind, while my body is still waking up and getting used to a vertical position. I hope everyone listens to their bodies and does what is best for them. We all know ourselves better than other people know us, so use that to your advantage and figure out what routines work and don't work for you. Don't let others change that. Feel free to try of course, but ultimately, you will figure out what you like.
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.