I feel great! I feel FABULOUS! I'm Leo DeCaprio in Titanic with my arms open wide proclaiming, "I'm king of the wooooooorld!" Why do I feel so euphoric? I'll tell you....I worked out at 4:30 this morning! I know that to many, this seems like a ridiculous time to come workout. Or you say, "Man, I wish I could get up that early, I just can't" But I have to tell you, it feels so great!
The workout feels wonderful in itself. But what really feels great is starting my day this way. I almost literally jumped out of bed (it's the only way I can do on a cold morning...there's no such thing as slowly letting go of the warmth of the covers. You just have to jump out of bed and get into workout clothes as quickly as possible). I quickly got dressed, my sweet husband started my car for me while I brushed my teeth and put in earrings. Then I was out the door and on my way to the gym!
Within about 40 minutes of waking up, I've got music blasting in my ears and my body moving! What an incredible way to start the day!?! I've got more energy right at this moment than I've had in a while at this same time of day. I don't have my workout "hanging over my head". It's done! Anything else exercise related that I do today is just a bonus! Words can barely express how liberating that alone feels. I'm not one of these that can consistently exercise in the afternoon. My good intentions get knocked out by the sucker punch of "Oh Man, I really don't feel like changing clothes and working out". It just seems like such a hassle and usually I already have a "to do list" of things that still need to be done at home for the day.
Another thing I love about that crazy early workout is that I don't feel like I'm taking anything away from anyone. The kids are still in bed. There's nothing else really that I'd get up at 4am for that wouuld make a difference in my day. Since getting married last year, I stopped the early workouts because it's so much harder getting out of bed when there's a warm snuggler laying beside you! I still have my warm snuggler, but I may have to resist the temptation to snuggle and get my early workouts in again. All I know is, today, I feel MAHVELOUS!!!!