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Turning Over A New Leaf

I did something this morning that I don’t think I’ve ever done in my entire 34 years and 10 months of life.

Are you ready for this, internets?

I got up at 6am to exercise.  Oh yes I did!

And you’re like, yeah, so…

But you have to understand.  I’m pretty much allergic to exercise.  Plus there is no place in the whole world that I’d rather be than in my warm, cozy bed.

Everyone always says how great they feel when they start out their day with exercise, but I’ve always maintained that an extra 45 minutes of sleep trumps any benefit exercise might offer me.

But I have this friend, and she has offered me all kinds of gifts and favors if I will get up and walk with her at 6am on weekday mornings.

Well okay.  There are no gifts or favors, but I rarely turn down an opportunity to socialize.

That, and “they” say that regular exercise should help my tummy troubles.

If it also serves to tighten up that sagging, flabby gluteus maximus that heretofore seemed beyond hope, well, then, there might be enough benefits involved to warrant vacating that soft, warm cave that is my bed. At least as long as it’s light out at that unearthly hour.

So today was our first appointment. Paul laughed out loud last night when he heard our plans, but that was the last little bit of incentive I needed to haul my lazy arse out of bed this morning at the crack o’ dawn.

I’m a little ashamed to say that we only walked one and a half miles, but we’re going to add a loop tomorrow. (My neighborhood is exactly a half-mile loop, how convenient is THAT!?)

I have to admit, I do feel invigorated. We walk FAST.

So we’ll see how long we can keep this up. I really hope we can stick with it through the summer, at least.

Yall! First morning devotions, and now exercise!! I’m just a bastion of virtuous new habits. Who knew?

Maybe my bed is a tad overrated.

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13 thoughts on “Turning Over A New Leaf

  1. Good for you! I started getting up early last week to walk alone & spend time in prayer. It lasted 2 days…when hubby went back to working night shift & isn’t home to be with my girl in the mornings. I need to to quit making excuses & get back to it. I felt much better…that’s for sure!

  2. That is great, dcrmom. When I freelanced, I got up and walked with a friend every morning. Some mornings you don’t want to at all, but once you are done you’re always glad you made the effort.

    You will sleep better, too.

    Hey, I noticed you are 34 and 10 months. Is your birthday in July? Cause mine is!

  3. Good for you!

    BTW, I sent you an Evite to a jewelry party last week and it shows you haven’t looked at it yet. I hope I had the right address! It’s Thursday night.

  4. Hi Good job on your walking! I know it’s good for me to exercise three times a week, now if i would only eat properly!
    We are at the Hard Rock boom-boom Hotel. Don’t ever stay by the pool, way too noisy with the music blaring till 11 o’clock. Should have known better but wanted something different then Disney after 29 years. My updates are after my organizational blog as i had to leave that on first till after the contest. Having a great time though, tonight is the Dixie Stampede dinner show, should be fun!

  5. Good job! I have found that I cannot get myself out of bed early to exercise. I do it after breakfast, while my kids are cleaning rooms and getting dressed. Then I ship them off to school, shower, and I am ready for the day by 9 a.m. I think the key is finding a time that works for your schedule – something you can stick with. You go girl!

  6. Wow, I’m impressed! I don’t even remember what 6 am looks like! lol. I’ve tried getting up at 6 to exercise and I’ve tried getting up at 6 to read my bible, and I always just go right back to sleep. Maybe if I had a friend to do it with I’d actually do it!?

  7. Good for you! It’s a good feeling.

    I just can’t drag myself out of bed lately to do it, and the hotter it gets here, the earlier you have to get up so you don’t melt.

    I know, excuses, excuses. 🙂

  8. I have a friend that gets up early every morning to exercise. I have the same though patterns that you did. My bed begs me not to get out of it. It likes my company! Good luck with your new exercise routine!

  9. Who ARE you?!!? I dearly hope you will not be getting up at 6am while we are on vacation to – gasp – exercise!?!?!

    Just kidding! You go, Girlie!!!!!

  10. That’s great! It’s always more fun when there’s a friend along. Feels more like socializing than exercising that way! I must say I’m impressed with the early morning. I’d much rather do my run at 9:30 at night than get up with the birds!

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