And now I might be one of them…
So work husband is one of those psychopathic people who likes to get up at 5am and go to the gym to workout. A while ago, he was saying that I should also go then – since I always complain that i have to wait for weight machines. He said the morning is better and I’d enjoy it more and it’s a great way to start the day. I agree on all these points! I love going in the morning! But the thing is, I then have to go home and shower and put a wig on over either damp hair, or buy a blow dryer and put it on over hot and humid hair. He said I won and he understands. Not sure what I was winning, but I’ll take it!
Anyway, last week I didn’t have to go to work because it was a week off, so I decided I wanted to go to the gym at 5am to see if I could make it work. I also wanted to go 5 days in a row.
The Monday I went at 7, and Tuesday and Wednesday I went at 5:30. The first 5am wake up was ok. I had the energy, it was indeed a great start to the day! I even texted husband at 5:30 when I got there so he knew that I was doing it! Wednesday, I went and I was dizzy and nauseaus the entire time. I did a shortened workout, I didn’t put a lot of effort into it, and I used an exercise bike instead of the elliptical.
I went home and had to take 2 naps to make it through the day on Wednesday. I had my second booster on Saturday so by Wednesday, I just kept getting more and more covid symptoms until Wednesday and my body just crashed. I’m sure the 3 days in a row of early morning gym times took a toll on my body as well.
Thusday I took the day to drive to Toronto to see a friend for lunch, and since I was there I also got some gin for husband he was wanting which he can’t get here.
Friday morning I was back in the gym! I had an oil change (CARlos’ first ever!!) and then headed to the gym after that. 10:30 at the gym is great too! I let the husband know the benefits of the 5am were at 10:30 as well, but also the Silver Fox Squad was much better at the later morning time haha!!
I do love the morning workouts. But I just can’t do them every day. But that stats were nice to have.
This week, I’ve gone Sunday morning and had a great workout. I tried to go Tuesday morning. My alarm went off at 5am and I promptly turned it off and woke up at 7 like normal for work haha!! I went to the gym after work on Tuesday and it was SO BUSY. I walked in and was like “ew people” and then tried to just work out anyway. I did about 30 minutes on the elliptical, was annoyed that 8 machines were empty around me and some guy decided to use the one right beside me and grunt the whole time, I think he tried to talk to me once but I was not acknowledging that. I texted husband that the gym was ruined for me now and went home.
Woke up yesterday at 5am and did my regular routine in peace with the exactly 4 other people who were there at 5:30 when I arrived. And then went to work and tols husband I was mad at him for ruining my contentment of the after work gym lol.
I would love to keep it up into the school year, but I’m not sure if I can. Maybe a few times a week!! Definitely not once a day. And in the winter that might change with snowfalls haha