Ya. 5:45 A! M! I don’t know how it happened, but it did. Actually, I do know how it happened. Yesterday, I started working in a new building, and a different shift – a later shift than I’m used to. So I’m not going to be able to make it to my usual classes in the evening. AND! I’ll be getting home later (obviously), so in order to feel like I have a life in the evenings, it just makes sense to workout in the morning. Before work. Since one of the other Lifetime locations has some good morning strength classes, I hit one up this morning.
It was a tabata class.
It. Was. Great.
And it wasn’t that hard to wake up either! Granted, I had to set 3 alarms, but after the 3rd one went off, I jumped out of bed, got dressed, grabbed my bag (I actually remembered to pack it the night before), ate a piece of toast, wrote The Hus a note, and was on my merry little way.
I was also a little worried that the showers and locker room would be busy with other women getting ready for work, but that wasn’t the case at all. The class ran about 5 minutes over and ended around 6:50, so I jumped in the shower, got ready, and left by 7:25, but worried about traffic – because I am now having to use the highway’s for work and I had NO idea what the traffic is actually like in the mornings. It wasn’t bad and I got to work about 45 minutes early. Which is perfect and I will continue getting to work that early because it’s a 10 mile walk into work and if you get to work after 8:00, you are parking 15 miles away and taking a shuttle.
I’m thinking that I might use my walks into work, as my long run during marathon training… 😉 Now I get why I saw so many people change into tennis shoes when they walk around…
Anyhow, enough about work.
This also helped on my little commute into work…since I’m used to only have a 5 minute commute, but now it’s about 45 minutes…
So. All that to say: I’m SO glad I got my butt outta bed that early and made it to the gym for a fun class. This will continue. I think the ONLY reason it was easy for me to get up and get there, was because I KNEW that was the only opportunity to go to a good class. And we all know I love my group classes.
Tomorrow there is just cycle and yoga at 5:45, so I PLAN on just getting up and running instead, then going for a strength class on Thursday morning, and yoga on Friday. I need some yoga in my life…I can feel it.
One last thing I wanna leave you with…and I learned this today listening to the Today Show …research and KNOW where you are donating your money. Not to sound like a heartless person, but I am VERY strict about where I donate money. Why? Well, why do these charities have huge Christmas parties? Why do their CEO’s have a huge salary??
The cancer society alone, made 187 MILLION dollars between 2008 and 2012, but only 3% (THREE PERCENT) actually WENT to the cancer research and patients! But hey, the people running the charity have great salaries, great parties, and drive nice cars…!
So just THINK and RESEARCH before you DONATE. That’s all I’m saying. There ARE charities out there that DO use the money for what it was raised for.
Some charities that I KNOW are honest: The Salvation Army, The American Legion, Make a Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s, and Ronald McDonald House.
I’m sure there are more, but those are the ones I know for sure.
Hope you are having a great week!