No matter what, I have to admit that I love to workout at 5:30 AM. I love getting it done, moving on with my day, the fact that it’s light out after I am finished. But I HATE getting up to do it. I lay there after the alarm goes off, savoring each nanosecond until I know I have to get out of bed, dreading the freezing coldness of our bedroom. I try not to make any noise and if I am really ready, I have already put all my stuff in the bathroom so I can change in the light and brush my teeth. Inevitably, I often forget something and have to stumble into the dark closet where I make a “God-awful amount of noise” (Mr. Prepared’s words) to pick up my sneakers or my backpack.
But I love the end result, so I do it. Cybercrush will tell you to do what you hate. I think that is what has happened to me and 5:30 AM. He says, “Do what you hate. Learn to love it anyways.” I mean 9 AM as a workout time is so much sexier and appealing, I will give you that. But I have work, kids, errands, a million things to do by 9 AM. And I have learned to love the gritty darkness and flashing orange traffic lights of 5:30 AM. And the -15 degrees. That’s my favorite part. Thank God for seat heaters.
The best part of 5:30 AM? I haven’t had the time or mental power to come up with an excuse not to do it yet. If I worked out at 5:30 PM, I could think of a trillion legitimate excuses not to workout. I know that 5:30 AM is my time before the world comes on like gangbusters. If I want to reach my goals for 2013, I will do whatever I have to, because achieving my goals would make me oh so happy. Even just if I could be “positive, patient, and persistent” that would make me oh so happy. And usually after 5:30 AM workout, I am off to a good start on every goal on my list.