Close to two weeks ago, my office roommate Sherri had told me about her upcoming workout… at 5 in the morning. She had checked into a cycling class at the Y, and the earliest class they had was at 5:15 a.m. She explained how she really wanted to try it because for her, it was easier to go and workout in the morning rather than after work since she has two little ones at home.
At first, I laughed at her. The thought of getting up a minute after the hour of 4 in the morning seemed completely ludicrous. NO ONE should be up at that time of day!
But after contemplating it, I realized that she was right. I HATE working out after work … when the day is over, I want to go home and be a bum in front of the TV. The flip side to this is that I love sleep — am I willing to give that up to lose some extra pounds that have been put on around the hip, back, stomach, thighs, booty areas?
Well… after a week and a day, the answer to that question is yes.
I have been to three cycling classes at 5:15 in the morning. I have surprised myself, my husband, my in-laws and myself (again). I have shocked my husband so much that he demanded to get up and go to the Y with me the first time to make sure I went. Now, he goes just to enjoy my company at 5 a.m.
I can already tell a difference … No, the extra pounds are still there, but I’d say that making it through a class without passing out, like I did in the first class (no lie), counts as a small victory!
So… three classes down. Only 18 more classes to go until the habit is formed (I’ve been told it takes 21 days to form a habit so in this case – 21 classes).
I’ll keep you posted.