The other day, Ashley said something that’s stuck with me since. It’s simple, but isn’t it often the simple truths that make the most sense?
We were talking about morning workouts, and I was talking about the torrid love affair I have with my snooze button, and she said this (or, um, something close to this):
“The energy you get from a workout in the morning is so much better than you get from snoozing.”
It’s true, and it’s similar to “you never regret a workout.” Even if the morning workout sucks, you still have the pleasure of having crossed something off your to-do list before you even get to work.
I thought of this this morning when I woke up at 5:45 (!) for a fitness assessment at Equinox. It comes with your membership, but I’d never taken advantage of it. The trainer took me through a series of some weird exercises designed to determine how fit and flexible I am. I also have a free session with him on Thursday (morning, since I’m trying to do that), and I’ll learn more then about how I did on the assessment and what that means–and obviously I’ll share it.
I had a little extra time after getting back, so I even made breakfast at home. Oatmeal, water and almond milk with a tablespoon of sunflower butter. sprinkled with some pumpkin spice and topped with a banana.
Lunch was last night’s leftovers in a Henri Bendel bag from the swag bag at the ball, which makes lunch just a smidge more exciting than usual.
While I may not have the morning workout thing down (and truthfully, I may never), check out some tips my blogger buddies gave Woman’s Day on how to stay motivated to workout in the morning.
Oh, and I’ve already walked five miles today, and I haven’t even run yet!