July 21, 2008


Ok - I did it.

I got up at 5 a.m. today and went to the gym!

Now, before I had kids, I was there 5 times a week, when they opened the door (I had the number to call the openers if they overslept! I was EARLY!).

After having the oldest son, I switched to working out at lunchtime, 3 or 4 days per week.

After having the second son, I had just started running again LITERALLY 4 days before I found out I was pregnant with Number 3.

Since having BabyJ my schedule has been nuts.  I joined the gym in Sept. and went maybe twice before Hubby went out of town for all of October.  Then the holidays hit and any extra time was spent shopping and doing stuff w/the kids. In January I tried to start going again but Hubby when out of town for all of February.  Finally in June (after going once or twice in april and may) I said "OK - I go Tues and Thurs after work!  No ifs ands or buts!"....hahahahaha.

Now to be clear, Hubby doesn't ever tell me not to go.  He encourages me to go....but when life gets in the way, I feel guilty about canceling something else or telling the kids we can't do what they want to do because mommy has to goto the gym, so it's always the first thing I cross of the schedule (going away for the weekend?  Then the Thurs workout is out.  Get home from work late?  Workout is out - we can't have dinner late).

Well...I decided to put the workout where I CAN CONTROL whether or not I go.  And the only timeframe that I have control over is 5 a.m., so there we go.

And the feeling of having control of my schedule for the first time in FOREVER is great (Note: the kids weren't sleeping well enough every night until mabye May to even consider this - i'm not getting up in the middle of the night, then going to the gym at 4:50 a.m.!)...

Wish me luck - tomorrow is another gym day!  I'm shooting for 3 workouts a week!


enjanerd said...

Awesome! I've just started running 3 times a week and I don't even have all your distractions from excusing me. I'm just lazy... ;)

Good for you!

Red said...

Yeah You!

Do you go back home to shower before work? Or do like Soo and come straight to work from the gym... after showering, of course?

Matthew M. F. Miller said...

I found you via A Little Pregnant and wanted to say congrats for starting your workout routine. It's tough - I lost more than 250 pounds and the hardest part was getting myself to move.

What's great, and I'm sure you know this since you were once a gym rat, is that being disciplined with fitness brings order to the rest of your life.

And who couldn't use that?