Monday, July 16, 2012

Day Five: I Am Not a Morning Person

I have yet to work out today, but I will the second I get home. I promise.

Don't look at me like that. I'm not going to cheat.

But here's the thing. On Tuesday, this is my schedule:

6:00 AM - Wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, other morning things

7:30 AM - Leave for work

8:00 AM-5:00 PM - Work

6-8:00 PM - Knitting and pizza with Rachael and Katherine

9-10:00 PM - White Collar (great show, you should watch it) with Rachel (no, not Rachael from knitting, note the spelling change)

11:00 PM - Bedtime

Do you see a lot of time in there for a workout? Because neither do I. The gaps in the schedule are primarily taken up by driving. So...

It's looking like I have to work out in the morning.

I hate mornings.

Mornings are the devil.

I do not want to wake up at 5:00 AM just so I can squeeze in 30 Day Shred and then a bath because grossness. This will make me hate my life and exercise in general even more than I already do. But I cannot cheat! I must work out. So it's looking like I'll be rushing home after knitting for 30 Day Shred or maybe I'll wait until after White Collar...

I hate my life.

In other news, I came back from lunch and broke into hives randomly. So now there are hives. I don't know whether I'm allergic to the library, something I touched, or the prospect of waking up early just to sweat.

I also hate sweating.

I think I have hives behind my ears. So that's a thing that happened.

I don't want to know what 5:00 AM looks like. I don't want to. You can't make me. Stupid Jillian and her judgmental abs, stealing my precious sleep with her psychotic exercise-fueled demonic powers. Is it better to work out early in the morning? I feel like Bailey would tell me it is. Bailey knows things about exercise. Check yesterday's comments if you don't believe me. She KNOWS things. It's true.

So. Blog poll. Should I, (A) Wake up ungodly early just to sweat or (B) Risk sleeplessness and work out in the evening? Make your opinions known in the comments.


  1. If you've never worked out in the early morning, it's worth a try. Some people swear by it. Some people love their morning workout more than they love their triple-shot espresso drink. Some people think working out in the morning is BETTER than a triple-shot espresso drink.
    I, personally, think those people are insane. But that's because I've done early morning workouts and find them absolutely exhausting. They don't work for me. And this is, in part, why I also don't find nighttime works out to be particularly energizing. I mean, sure, I get the workout high for about an hour, but then the physical fatigue will kick in and that's that. It's why I work out directly after work, before dinner, so that eating can replenish my energy and I can go through my evening. And also, if I happen to fall asleep at 8 pm on the couch (which happens about once a week), I don't feel bad about it.
    So, try it. Working out is all about finding the right time for you and then integrating it into your daily routine. I work out at the gym 2 - 3 days a week after work, and I play soccer 2 -3 days a week in the late evenings (because it's HOT here in Texas). Mixing up workouts is also important; it keeps it interesting.

    1. I am going to try Zumba, because my mother wants to do that and it will mean I work out with someone a few days a week. Running has also been mentioned by a coworker, but I hope she forgets it...

    2. I work out with my Bf at the gym, and we usually do a stationary bike and arms and chest and abs and sometimes calves. Then, soccer for cardio and all that jazz. Working out with someone else is my ONLY motivator. Or classes. Like ballet. I love ballet. It's the best thing ever. I was so uncoordinated before, and now I can do all kinds of cool things. Mostly. I still kind of topple over sometimes, but way less frequently.

      And I always hear great things about Zumba, so do that with your mother. You two can bond over cardio pain.

    3. I think mostly we will just laugh hysterically. Because I will not be able to do any of the dance moves without keeping my mouth open like a fish.