Week 6: Exercise Early!

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Get up early and exercise!

One of my favorite quotes of all time is this:

I don’t have insomnia, I have a Netflix addiction and inadequate respect for tomorrow.” Does that hit a little too close to home for anyone else?? Ha!

Let me just start by saying that I know sleep deprivation like an intimate friend. It can be so frustrating to never feel like you’re getting sufficient sleep.

Some stages of life just equate exhaustion (like new mommyhood or grad school) but staying up late to finish one more episode of the Bachelor is really just self-defeating. We worked on this during week 3, so here’s our chance to do something with those extra hours of energy!

It hasn’t been since before Marilyn was born that I was able to get up before 7am consistently…but by doing that I was able to get out of the house and exercise and then come home in time to read scriptures or have quiet work time. Just having those two things done before the kids woke up was an amazing feeling. Consequently, I also got a shower before noon and felt invigorated all day.

Give early morning exercise a try! I promise you’ll feel great. (Uh, as long as you’re getting to bed on time. I highly discourage trying to get up at sunrise when you passed out on the couch at 2am.) My goal is 6am, and hoping to work up to 5:30!

Let me know how it goes!

Week 7’s challenge is HERE!

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    April 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I try to get up early and usually do OK. I aim for 5:15 and can usually get out of bed around 5:45. The going to bed earlier has helped, I’ve been averaging about 30 minutes earlier since I started paying attention. I will try to make more of an effort to get early and get my exercise in.

    I did well with the logging food last week and I found it really helped me pay attention to portions. My cough is mostly gone so I was able to get back to doing some HIIT. Still struggling with the sugar though.

    Also, isn’t this week 6 and not 7?

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      April 20, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Oops, yes, Erika you are right!! I think I was distracted by my dumb website issues and not getting a picture to load 🙁 It is week 6. And I am impressed at your early morning wake up call! That is something that is a huge struggle for me. Good job!

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