Less than two years ago, I would wake up at 4am, drive the the gym, do an hour of cardio and a half hour of weights, shower, get dressed and get to work by 8am. I never had a problem waking up and getting out of bed.
After almost eight months of this routine, I hurt my knee (again) and had to take a break from going to the gym. I was off for a couple of weeks until my knee healed but, for some reason I wasn’t able to get back into my routine. I ended up going to the gym after work and getting discouraged. It’s loud, crowded and I was already tired from work.
Ever since I stopped getting up so early, I’ve turned into one of those “I’m not a morning person” people. If the suns isn’t up, I don’t want to be up. If the sun is up, I just want five more minutes. It’s been a downward slope into morning sleepy head syndrome.
As part of my 101 in 1001, I made a goal of becoming a morning person again. I know I can do it, I just need to work at it. My plan is to start making a plan – bed time, wake time, gym time, work time, yoga time, friend/family time, etc. That’s how it used to work so, I’m hoping it will work again.
That will all start next week. For now, I’m totally milking every moment of sleep.