Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ya'll gave me suggestions and i listened...

Thank you ladies for giving your input on my excuses, excuses, excuses post! I really appreciate it and I think reading all your comments was just the motivation I needed!

Today marked my third day in a row waking up at 4:40 to get the gym by 4:55 and on the treadmill or elliptical at 5:00 am!!

I never thought I could wake up that early to workout and I thought the people who did had to be crazy ;)
A lot of you suggested I give that a try since I have different things going on in the evening or I have my nights I am just plain lazy.
I have to admit it has been a lot easier than I thought it would be to wake up that early!


Some of you also suggest I have a workout buddy. I told my sister that I wanted to start working out in the mornings and she said she did as well. She goes to school and works so the only time for her to work out is early morning as well! How perfect!!

We are both independent when it comes to working out but it’s so nice to be able to meet her there and for us to hold each other accountable. We meet at 4:55 and both do our own thing and leave at 5:55.

I also partnered up with another blogger! We are having a little competition. The first person to reach a goal point (that we made up) will get a prize!! That’s extra motivation! It’s fun to keep in touch with her to make sure we both stay on track as well!

I have been eating much better over the past week and plan to do a post soon on my new eating habits. I am really hoping to drop a few pounds since swimsuit season is just about upon us!!

Anywho, I hope everyone is having a great week!! Mine has been busy!!

Tonight Billy and I have Dominic, tomorrow for work we are going to a Minnesota Twins baseball game in their new outdoor stadium and it is supposed to be 70 and sunny! Woo Hoo!! I’ll get to leave working early once that is over. My parents will be coming over that evening for survivor and pizza (I will be eating one piece!) ;) and we will be setting up for a garage sale we are having Friday and Saturday. I’m so glad I have a three day weekend, even though it will be busy. Billy has a hockey tournament again this weekend for a group of kids he coaches so he’ll be busy with that. Billy has also gotten started on projects around the house! There is just a lot going on right now….

photos - bing

48 comments:

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Oooh have fun at the game! So Jealous!! Jesse & I have been looking for tickets to the new ballpark--well...that and a weekend to get up there :)

Adorably Distracted... said...

Good job girl!!! I'm so proud of you!!

Sarah Ann said...

Way to go! :)

Melissa said...

I'm proud of you! I really don't know if I could do that! But, I have to make myself in the evening cuz I'm LAZY!!

Katie said...

good girl for sticking to waking up at the butt-crack and following through!!! i know i couldn't do it, more power to you!!! way to go!!!

Patience said...

Great job!!

Tara Gibson said...

great job girl! waking up early will get easier and easier and you will begin to feel so awesome!

Annie said...

good for you!! SO proud of you for getting up adn working on in the a.m.....I dont think I could do it!!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

That's great!!! I feel so much better when I get up and run- it just makes the whole day better!! :) Have fun at the baseball game tomorrow!

Brittany said...

A. ENVY about going to the game! I can. not wait.

B. Excellent job! Keep up the good work!

c. I love garage saleing! I buy all aidyns play clothes at garage sales!

Kristen said...

congrats on the gym that's awesome! I'm just lazy all around... I whine about being big but am just too lazy to do anything about it! One of these days.... (and hopefully soon since it's nearly summer!)

Lori said...

You go girl!! WOW! I admire you right now!! I am sure you will look back and say it was worth it all! Are you extra tired in the evenings then? Just curious! I think I need to try this plan!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

wow now thats motivation! Good for you getting up that early, I know its not easy, but its worth it in the end!

good luck with the garage sale!

Jamie Pickle said...

Good for you for getting up and going to the gym. I have been getting in my workouts too. Doing pretty good with food, but there is always room for improvement! Keep up the good work chica :)

Amanda said...

Hooray for you! Actually I think YOUR post made me realize what a lazy bum I had been! This has been my 3rd day workin on my fitness too! I still can't get up early though... just going running at night and I made my hunny buns my workout partner :) Glad you are doing so well and feeling better! Swimsuit season here we come!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Great job. Stay at it. I recently started lifting again after an operated shoulder. Cheers!

Megan said...

WOW, you are truly inspiring! I would LOVE to go to the gym in the am, but I have to bring the kids to daycare, and the daycare isn't open that ealry :( Good job!

Kristen said...

Congrats!

Have fun at the Twins game! I have yet to check out the new stadium :-( Hopefully soon!

Whitney said...

Oh my! That's really early. I could never get up early and work out. I'm usually going to bed at that time lol

littledaisymay said...

I'm jealous of your motivation to get up that early! I could never do it!

Cassie said...

dang go you!! im super jealous of your motivation to get up that early, i love working out in the mornings but for some reason the snooze button on my alarm clock always wins ;)

Marian said...

Awww, good job with keeping up with going to the gym. I toally agree about the morning work outs. Its just nice to come home from work and not worry about having to sweat for an hour because you already did it this morning. Plus it kind of kick starts your day!! So proud

xoxoxo

Alissa said...

It sounds like you're doing great and have received some wonderful ideas. I hit the gym hardcore too in prep for my wedding. I just kept thinking wedding, wedding, wedding. Good luck!

Katy Mary said...

That's awesome that you are getting up and going to the gym early! Trust me after a few weeks you will start to feel results!

Joanna Noel said...

Go You! My mom and I work out together and are on a diet together..so nice to have somone to do it along side of you :)

Jenni said...

I am sooo happy for you!!!! God job!!!!! If you want another blogger to join your party i'm in! :) Going to the gym has become a part of who I am, and I Love it!!!

CJ Sime said...

Good for you! I have always envied people who get up early to work out. Keep it up!

Erin said...

Awesome job at getting back to the gym!!! Keep it up! Hopefully one day I can get up a do it too :)

Lil' Woman said...

That's great, get it girl!!
Your going to be a busy girl this weekend! : )

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Way to go girlie!! I'm so not a morning person but once I got in the routine of morning workouts I LOVED them...my days seemed so much more productive! Granted, it took a few weeks for my body to adjust but my bedtimes got better and then it all leveled out. :) Keep up the good work! :)

meredith said...

oh my goodness!! i can hardly will myself to get out of bed by 7am, so you go girl!!! GREAT JOB!!! i KNOW for a fact i couldn't do it! in college for a spring semester, we had 6am practices... i was a senior so i didn't "have to" go, thank gaaawd!

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY!!! Very proud of you, girl!!!!! :) Keep it up!!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great!! Keep it up, you can do it!!

Rasha said...

great job! your amazing

Brittany Ann said...

Good for you for getting up early and getting that workout in!

Lana said...

That's great you've been getting up early to work out!

brown eyed girl said...

AWESOME!! I need to get out of bed at 4:45 every morning now, no more snuggling with hubbie and coffee! :)

Brittany said...

Good for you for getting up that early! I really don't know if I could do that. I think I'm better at going in the evenings but this summer I'm going to start trying to go in the mornings before work.

Keep up the hard work :-) I love your motivation!

Sarah Ann said...

That's awesome! Though I seriously don't know how you can stand get up that early! Big kudos on that!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Wow that is awesome!! Go you!

Tara Parker said...

Way to go girl- you are motivating me! I haven't been to the gym in over a week - eeeek! Does your gym offer Zumba? I love it and it’s such an awesome workout and you don't feel like you are working out so hard until after. I have a polar watch and it tells me how much I burn and my target heart rate - in Zumba last week I burned 550 cals!! Any way thanks for the motivation and good luck! Keep us updated on how you are coming along :)

chelsea said...

good for you! I know how hard it can be to stay motivated. Good news? you look great already!

Becca said...

Good job girl! You sure do have some determination. I would never be able to get up that early! Good luck!

Hope you have a great weekend! Sounds like y'all are going to be pretty busy!

Jules said...

First, can I just say that I think you’re fabulous and beautiful just the way that you are, but kudos to you for getting up early and going to the gym. I’ve always wanted to be one of those people that goes in the morning and just find myself going late at night. I really should just give it a try one time. It’s always better when you have someone to go with too, so that’s awesome that you and your sister are doing it together.

OceanDreams said...

Enjoy the baseball game pretty lady and good job with your working out! I KNEW you could do it and it's great that you have someone to keep you accountable too and you will definitely shed the weight, it has helped me a bit! Glad you have a three day weekend, enjoy!

Alicia said...

good for you! that's awesome that you and your sister are able to do that!! i really need to start getting up early to work out...ughh.... but thanks for the motivation! reading this really makes me want to get up early!!

Cassie said...

Wow-way to go with getting up early and making it to the gym! I'm super impressed :)

Molly said...

awesome job! i was just talking to another blogger this morning about starting to workout in the am...i'm gonna do it!

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