Waking up too early JUST to work out.
This morning I needed to be at work at 5:30 am. Ouch! Not as bad as 4am though.
Here’s how my brain was thinking last night:
-if you do kenpo x tomorrow before work, it will be done before you get home. Win-win?
-you normally have to be up at 3 on Wednesday’s, why not wake up at 3 to work out? Then head to work at 4:30.
-you will feel amazing afterwards!
-You totally got this.
-if you set the coffee pot, you can have a cup of coffee to wake up. Plus you will want it piping hot, so you better wake up at this time.
Ok brain, since “I got this” I made my lunch. I set my coffee for 3 am. I laid out my work out clothes, and my work clothes.
Here’s what my brain told me at 3 am.
-ERROR! Can not function on 4 1/2 hours of sleep!
-reset alarm for 4:15 and go back to sleep
-brain hates to work out before work
-work outs can totally be done after work no problem
-the damn coffee pot says on for hours, so it will be ready for you at 4:15.
So, you see that damn brain knows every single reason why I SHOULD have worked out at 3 am. However it also knew every DAMN excuse on why not to work out. In the end I reset my alarm and went back to sleep. I hate waking up with my eyes all scratchy and that sicky feeling in my stomach.
I will end up running after work, then doing kenpo. I keep thinking of it like my “last chance work out” since tomorrow is my weigh in day.
Agenda for later today
Get off work at 2:15, pray that there was no accidents (its raining for the first time in a couple weeks) and that I can get home by 3.
Run 5 miles
No turning back now…
Do you ever reset your alarm when you know you could just do the work out after work? (or are you some kind of crazy person who likes to wake up too early and get it done?)