Now that school is back in session, I can’t just go to the gym whenever I feel like it. Even though my first class didn’t start until 10:15 this morning, I was still on campus at 8 to drop my sister off. I had several options to squeeze in a workout this morning-
- Go to the tiny, dirty gym a few miles away from school before my class and contract a disease from the showers
- Wait until I got home around 1:45 and go to the nice gym near my house, but feel rushed in between eating and getting ready for work at 5
- Go to the gym that I work at after I get off at 8, but not get home until past 9 and starve to death
- Go to the gym as early as humanly possible
Guess which option I chose?
I decided to suck it up and set my alarm for 5:15 and hope to be at the gym by 5:30. Although I was less than enthusiastic about waking up that early, I figured it’s only 45 minutes later than I would have woken up anyway. I also fell asleep at 9:30 last night, so I almost got a full 8 hours of sleep!
Heading out the door in my gym clothes was giving me serious marathon training flashbacks. I was seriously thanking myself that I was about to go to a nice, safe gym rather than run for 3 hours in the dark by myself. As God is my witness… I will NEVER run in the dark again! Pepper spray or not… it’s never going to happen.
The gym was ridiculously busy for 5:30. It was twice as busy as it was when I went at 3:30 in the afternoon yesterday! I managed to grab an elliptical with a TV on it and did 60 minutes on it. I debated lifting some weights, but I didn’t want to push my luck with the time, so I headed home.
Having the sun just rise and being done with your workout? Priceless.
I’ve got a confession- on days where I don’t run and I just do the elliptical, I don’t wash my hair. I swear I do not get that sweaty! If you saw my hair, you would understand. It takes me well over an hour to blow dry it and straighten it. It’s not just curly, it’s a beast. I save SO much time this way…
…time that is best used making pancakes.
I made protein packed PB pancakes for breakfast. Instead of cottage cheese or yogurt, I used applesauce. Gotta use up that jar before it goes bad. Have you ever tasted moldy applesauce? Warning- if it’s pink, don’t eat it. Don’t ask me how I know that.
These pancakes did a good job of keeping me full, but I didn’t get home until almost 2, and I was ready to eat anything I could get my hands on.
I created a monster plate- whole wheat tortilla with refried beans and leftover roasted broccoli, the rest of the roasted broccoli, cherries, and an apple with peanut flour butter. Can you believe I was still hungry after this?
More than a little satiated, actually. I have a tendency to feel really full a few hours after I eat, so the verdict is still out on dinner. I’m stuffed!
Okay, now I’m REALLY going to go do some push-ups. I never got around to it last night. These arms aren’t going to strengthen themselves!
When do you prefer to work out? Do you like to get it done first thing in the morning or do you wait until after school or work? I’m an early bird, so I would rather get up early then wait until night. Although a few more days of this and I might feel differently…