I am NOT a morning person. Let’s just get that straight right off the bat. When my husband (very much a morning person) asks me, “How are you this morning?” in his perky, happy morning voice. I just have to answer, ” I DON’T KNOW!” I am not even awake enough to know how I am. Pitiful.
So when I heard about the idea of claiming some time in my day to do the tasks I need to do to meet my goals, I cringed at the thought of where I would have to claim those hours. The morning is the only time that really makes sense. Really? Waking up early? My fitness coach has also been encouraging me to exercise in the morning rather than in the evening. Yikes! Not only get up, but GET MOVING?!? This week I have committed to doing just that – getting up early enough to spend at least 30 minutes exercising and 30 minutes getting the tasks done to meet my goals.
Author Jon Acuff has suggested a 5 a.m. wake-up time and has developed the #5Club. So far I am impressed that I got up at 5:30 and I was amazed at how productive I was. I spent the first few minutes warming up my computer, drinking my pre-workout drink and doing mindless things like watering my Farmville 2 crops. I got a great 30 minute workout in and then I was awake enough to do some work on my blog and my Facebook page and answer some emails. By the time I left for work I couldn’t believe how much I had accomplished and I was WIDE AWAKE. I usually show up at work quite groggy. This was a nice change. I might be able to get used to this. Well, I guess we’ll have to see if I can pull it off more than one day in a row. Wish me luck!
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