Run Before the Sun
I’m a night owl. Completely, totally, 100 percent a night owl. Even when it comes to workouts. I have no problem staying up until three or four in the morning or working out at 11 p.m. But ask me to wake up at 5 a.m. for a morning run and there’s a 95 percent chance it isn’t going to happen.
At least I admit it.
But I’m trying to change. Whenever I bust out the five percent odds of me waking up early and getting in an early sweat session, I love it. I love starting my day with a workout because it makes me feel so accomplished and it’s something I don’t have to worry about for the rest of the day. I’m a type-A personality too, so it makes me really happy when I can cross something off my to-do list really early.
So how do I change? How can I drag my butt out of bed on a consistent basis? I’ve been slowly setting my alarm clock earlier and earlier. So far I’ve gotten up to waking up at 730 a.m. I know that’s sleeping in for a lot of people, but right now it’s not for me. However, I’m starting work next week and want to keep up morning workouts. So I need to get to like 5:30 a.m. wake-up calls and fast! Any advice?
Along with my early morning goals, I’ve been doing my best to keep on track with healthy eats. Today I noticed I was obsessed with milk and blueberries! Weird combo, but it worked. For breakfast I had a bowl of Special K granola cereal with blueberries and one percent milk.
I loved it so much that I had the same thing for lunch.
I seriously craved blueberries throughout the day, so I nabbed a few handfuls out of the fresh package in the fridge.
Multiply this handful by three and that’s how many times I visited the fridge. Yum.
I deviated from the cereal for dinner, but didn’t feel like cooking anything in this warm weather. So I fell back on the big dish of pasta salad we have left over from Scott’s graduation party. I poured myself a bowl and dug in!
This is the whole dish, not my bowl, I promise. But I was really diggin’ the combo in here: pasta, cucumbers, pepperoni, ham, cheese, tomatoes and some light Italian dressing. Another win in my book.
I also took Liz and Joey on a little photo shoot today. Joey is finally home for the wedding, and Liz was always sad that the two don’t have a lot of photos together…enter Sam! I whipped out my camera and met them at Liz’s parents house so we could take some engagement photos. I’m no professional, but I think they turned out pretty good! Here are a few of my faves:
Yay or nay?
On another random note, here’s a lovely little bruise that has developed on my inner left thigh from riding the mechanical bull on Saturday. It covers almost my whole thigh!
My doctor wasn’t kidding when he told me I bruise easily…good thing my dress covers it for the wedding!
I’m off to get some writing assignments finished before I head to bed early (before midnight…fingers crossed!), so I can wake up early!
Are you an early bird or night owl? What advice do you have for waking up early for a sweat session?