Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wake up early or NOT???

Good Morning! I'm struggling with something....
Now that Mr. Tim has a new work schedule...he leaves the house at 6:30 every morning. He gets home a bit before 4pm everyday. So, he has time to get his workout in before I get home. (i don't get home until 5:15)
Here is my struggle: Should I try to wake up when he gets up and do my workout then? I normally lOVE all the sleep I can possibly get and will roll out of the bed at the last minute! :) If I don't do that option, that means when I get home from work I will have to find time to fit my workout in sometime between dinner, activities, studying etc.! Plus....since Mr. Tim will have already done his workout, I will have to be self motivated to leave "our evening together" to workout. Ugh! I think I am answering my own question as I type! haha! I don't want to cut into our time together in the evenings. Plus most nights of the week we have something going on....so finding time to workout is very hard!
I have never got up early to workout! I am struggling with this concept. However, I think it is so important to move and be active everyday. I always feel so much better when I have been active.
What do you do? Does anyone out there willingly wake up early to get their fitness on? How do you do it....do you just get in the zone or something?
I would LOVE your nuggets of wisdom!!!
I love being active....it's just finding the time!
xoxo,
Amanda

10 comments:

Brittney Galloway said...

Ooh, I think you answered your own question! Though sleep is so precious, I think it's not any more precious than that good, unstressful time with your husband. Plus, if you get up when he leaves you can give him a kiss good bye :) It'll probably make his day.

Kate said...

Since I am single, I actually use workout time as social time. I would prefer to have classes in the morning, but since I am fairly slow in the morning, I just could not do it even if they were offered.

I don't know what I would do if I had a partner ... but I think since I tend to drift towards guys who do the same sport that I do or at least a sport within the same field, he would probably get it because his schedule would be similar.

I think, though that time together is precious so you need to make sure that the workout time does not consume your time together. I am the type of person, though, who does not feel like spending every free minute with my partner is necessary. To me it is more important that we do find time and that we share what we do when we are not together by talking about it. I am odd that way ;)

Lauren said...

Ughh...such a hard decision. I've ended up not getting up early & thus not working out at all. So...I would definitely suggest making yourself get up early! Good luck!

partialemptynester said...

Ooh, hard as it was, hubby and I used to get up together to work out, leaving our evenings free...plus, it's a healthier way to start the day! I'm like you, tho, if I had my druthers, I'd sleep in :)

chelsea rebecca said...

i agree with brittney! wake up earlier and work out! then you can be on the same sleep schedule as your husband.. plus when i do my work out in the mornings its like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders... you don't have to worry the rest of the day when and if you can work out! you already did!!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

It sounds like the morning is the best time...and I think it makes you feel good the rest of the day! Of course, I am the last person to talk about exercise. I haven't had a routine in years. I really need to start committing to exercising.

Newlywed and Decorating said...

I wish I could do either! I can never just motivate myself to work out. Maybe when it gets cooler? Excuses :)

Mike and Tracy said...

I get up every weekday morning at 4:30 to run my 2 plus miles. Mike gets off at 3:00 so he does his running when he gets home. It actually makes me feel more energized during the day when I run that early.

Stephanie M. Page said...

my nugget of wisdom is, you ready? Figure it out now before you have babies, because after that...good luck! =) I get it in when I have a free minute, or 30. Sometimes in the morning, most of the time late at night, and every once in awhile while my hubby puts my girlies to bed. If you get into to a good getting up early habbit, you may be thankful later!!! =)

michelle b @ every little thing said...

hi amanda,

thanks for your lovely comment on the blog today...and for visiting me so loyally! your post regarding exercise is the age-old problem.
before kids i would get up at 530 for a 6am bikram yoga class...until i was so nauseous everytime i went...pregnant! after than, no scheduled working out to be heard of.
i'm like you, NOT a morning person...but if you love working out, then you'll find a time that works best!
good luck...