4:30 a.m.- The hardest thing I did today was not hit the snooze button

So this morning, I woke up to my alarm at 4:30 so I could get up and jog/walk on my treadmill. This is not easy and it is not fun.

However, if I am going to continue to lose weight to get down to my goal weight, I have to keep it up.

I have grown to really love my ipod nano (my husband got it for me last year for Christmas) in aid of helping me work out. I used it sparingly and this morning I was really grateful for the fact that I had it to use while jogging 30 seconds, walking 30 seconds. Let me say that again, I ran 30 seconds and walked 30 seconds. I was very grateful that I have the soundtrack to “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” on my ipod to run/walk to… There is nothing like disco to get the heart pumping.

I did intervals, a new term I am learning thanks to my coach Cole Butler and the online program

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

I will say the intervals make it easier for the time to go by but its no less hard. However, I have to compare it to something Jon Acuff said.
When someone questions what you are doing or attempting to do: “Have you ever run a 5K, Jennifer?”

Answer with a smile and say something like this, “No, but I am about to.” Added silently. “Watch me!”

So while I am tired, I am far more alert than I would have been if I had not worked out today and am eager to start the day.

It helps that I lost 2 more pounds (13 to go!!!) but I would not be deterred if I had not, because this is not a diet, this is a lifestyle choice to be healthier. I have said that before but not really meant it. This time I do.

2 thoughts on “4:30 a.m.- The hardest thing I did today was not hit the snooze button

  1. How can you do that in the morning? I am NOT a morning person. I have to work out in the afternoon or evening! Also, interval training is AMAZING! It helps speed up the metabolism and it burns more fat; you’re definitely starting off strong.
    I wish you continued success in your journey! You got this!

  2. Hi Christine! Thanks for the support! My schedule doesn’t really make working out at night possible so I had to just become a morning person. I was a morning person in high school and it feels weird to be back in that mindset again!

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