I’ve done it. I’ve accomplished something marvelous. It might only be temporary, due to any unforeseen circumstances but the fact that it is currently happening is nothing short of miraculous.
Tim is getting up early with me and exercising. And likes it.
I have been trying to do this for a long time. Even when we would have an event planned in the evening and we would know we weren’t going to exercise he would refuse to get up early.
But we’ve been slacking off as of late and I decided it was time to try something new. Not only were we skipping days, but we were so tired by the end of the day that we weren’t putting a lot of effort in when we did exercise.
So, last weekend I broached the subject again. I said we’d have more time at night to just relax. One of the reasons I didn’t like exercising after the kids were in bed was because that only left about 2 hours before we went to bed. So, we’d get ready, we’d exercise, we’d shower, and we’d have maybe a half-hour before I was falling asleep on the couch. Plus, I was just plain exhausted after working all day, dealing with twins while trying to start dinner, and then playing after dinner.
So he agreed to try. YAY YAY YAY!!! Last week we got up every morning. Well, he was on death’s door Thursday and Friday so he skipped, but whatever. And this week we are still going strong! We even got up Saturday morning before swim class.
I feel like I have more energy in the morning, both as I’m exercising and then after. I feel like it adds more time to our day….which it really does because we’re getting up an hour earlier. Plus, I don’t feel so guilty making evening plans because I still get my workout in. I also think it is helping me control my eating again because I can’t tell myself that I’ll just work it off later. Nope, too late, you already exercised for the day. I also read an article about morning workouts that said you need to give yourself at least 3 weeks to readjust to your new schedule. So as of right now, that’s the plan.
Last week I don’t feel like I was any more tired than usual because of this new routine, but this week I’m feeling it a little more. But that’s more due to our busy weekend.
We stayed up late Saturday because we went out to dinner and then spontaneously decided to catch a showing at 11 PM of The Rocky Horror Picture Show……complete with props!!!! I was so excited! It was a lot of fun, but it has sure taken it’s toll on me as far as being tired. Friends of ours and Tim and I decided to visit a restaurant called Tantalus. AMAZING!! The only bad thing was that the menu was enormous….and everything sounded so good! It was hard to decide. We started with a seafood appetizer and I had a glass of red wine. Then, I tried a cup of their Apple Pumpkin Goat Cheese Soup. I wished I had ordered the bowl instead because it was SO yummy! Then, another glass of wine. For dinner, I had a pasta dish called The Tuxedo. It was linguini, and linguini infused with squid ink. Then it was mixed with a spicy red tomato sauce, chunks of tomatoes, kalamata olives, pine nuts, and anchovies. I’m not normally an anchovy person, but I sure was with this dish! To end the meal, I tried their hot apple cider “kicked up” with a shot of Van Gogh Caramel Vodka. It was heavenly.
After dinner we were walking across the brick street to a small bar to finish watching the Sabres Game. On the way we passed by the local Theater…..which was showing Rocky Horror that night. We went in and inquired about props, found out they were allowed, and left the boys at the bar while we ran to Tops for supplies! When we got back we rounded them up (not too hard to do because the Sabres game was done) and invaded the theater. I have ALWAYS wanted to do this movie in the theater with the props and my experience was not disappointing. It was SO SO SO much fun. And as my friend said……it was one of those spontaneous things we used to do more often before I had kids. Which was not meant in a bad way at all, and was very true!
I spoke to Tim about it afterwards. We don’t get a lot of nights out where we can be spontaneous. Usually we get a babysitter for a specific event, we go to the event, we go home. This was such a nice night because aside from dinner, we had no agenda. We could have done basically whatever we wanted. And we did. What a treat!
Then Sunday we carved pumpkins, and yesterday we went out trick-or-treating.
So, as I’m writing this, I am exhausted. The last few days were exhausting. Work was exhausting. Kids are exhausting. I’m ready to get a good night’s sleep (and it’s only 4:00) and start fresh…….with my morning workout!!!!!!!