Guess what I did today?

Skeleton on an elliptical machine
Image by Shana Lee via Flickr

Guess what I did today?!?!  You’ll never in a million years guess what I did!! Go ahead, guess!!

No, keep guessing!

Nope, try again!

Guess again!!

(I really super-hate it when my kids do this to me, so that’s why I’m not being annoying at all by doing it to you)

I got up at 5:ridiculous30 A-freakin-M and worked out on my elliptical!

*cue confetti and fanfare*

I don’t know what made me do it. Last night before bed I decided that I was going to work out this morning. My husband said, “Yeah. Sure you are.” He knows me Very Well.  And I said, “gee thanks. you’re encouragement is underwhelming.”  Then he said, “You go girl!! You can do it!!” and then I gave him 5 bucks and we went to sleep.

So this morning I got my sleepy self outta bed and bumped into the dresser and then bumped into the door and got a few clothes on and headed to the garage where it was 150  trillion degrees in there, but I’m kind of a big baby so I didn’t open the big garage door for fear that Freddy, Jason, and that Scream Guy would be waiting on the other side. Geeze Louise it was hot! Bikram Ellipticalizing anyone? Yeah it was a sweaty good time.

So then with all that seratonin and other feel good chemicals running around in my brain, I thought, “hey! Why don’t I see if I can do this every morning for the next 10 days?” So that’s my plan –  I’m going to get myself outta bed and get in some cardio every morning for the next 10 days. But, okay, let’s be realistic here – if I can do at least 7 out of 10 days I’ll be a happy camper because really, nobody likes a perfectionist, right? And I’d hate for you all to hate me for being perfect.  😉

So anyone else want to join me? We can all get up and be sleepy exercisers together!! Woohoo!!

11 thoughts on “Guess what I did today?

  1. I’ve been getting my whole family up at 6:30 to do a quick walk around the block, some jumping jacks, push-ups, crunches and stretches the past few days. It’s a nice wake-up routine for all of us, but I seriously need something else. So, I’ll join you. I’ll get up at 6 (or a bit before) and get my own workout in before my kids’.

    I haven’t done much since my foot injury. Thanks for the nudge. I’ll be thinking of you at o-dark-thirty!

  2. You know what? I’ll join you Jill. Because I’ve been thinking that life would be a little better if I would just give in and give Noah his walk FIRST, instead of torturing him and saying, be quiet, just a minute, sit down, no, no, no. Well, you get the picture. I will take a walk BEFORE COFFEE for the next 10 days (except for work days.)

    1. Woohoo!!! On a related note – I’ve figured out that it’s so much easier to just get my 5 year old a drink (or whatever) the first time she asks, because if I don’t, she will ask 500,000 times until I do!! I’ve also noticed it works the other way around too – when I ask her to do something, she gets right to it now instead of saying “hold on a minute” (wonder where she heard that?1?!)

  3. YAY! confetti and fanfare!!!

    I’m up for the elliptical challenge but I can’t promise I’ll get it done at 5:ridiculous30 A-freakin-M.

  4. I got up early and worked out for 10 out of the 12 days leading up to my 40th birthday ac couple of months ago. I also tracked my calories and ate healthily. I felt strong and motivated and I lost 2.5kg (5 pounds). Then I had my birthday weekend, then I got the flu, then I got lazy….

  5. Anymore, the only thing that gets me out of bed that early is a fire…and even that’s up for debate.
    I guess the advantage with being a mom to older children is that I can tell them “so long” and leave them at home to use every dish in the house while I take a stroll.
    Maybe you can think of me when you crawl out of bed that early…that’s about the time (my local time) that I am finally falling asleep!
    Good luck!

  6. Not exactly going to work for me-I’m consistent on getting some 5 days out of 7, but my workout times are all over the place. I’ll be cheering you all on, though!

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