One question I get a lot from blog readers is how I wake up so early to work out. (Here are my tips on how to work out in the morning, just in case you’re interested. ) I must say I think it is 10 billion times easier to workout at 5:30 a.m. than it is to peel myself out of a warm, comfy bed when it is flippin’ freeeezing outside.
You need some serious motivation to get out of a warm bed and trudge outside through the cold to the gym. I only have to fight the cold for a few months. Some of you guys are dealing with crazy wind chills the majority of the year. You deserve a lot of credit for gettin’ your booty to the gym and I tip my hat to you!
I’m sure you probably already ascertained that it’s pretty darn cold in Orlando this morning.
I wore pants + a tank top + two hoodies + a fleece jacket on my morning walk with Sadie and was still cold.
Even though I was chilly, I wasn’t in the mood for a hot breakfast. Fresh fruit was callin’ my name, so I prepared a yogurt bowl that included McIntosh apple slices, blueberries and whole grain cereal.
It was cold, crunchy and helped me start my day on a good note!
On the side I enjoyed a banana.
I ate my breakfast after BodyPump and 25 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical.
I spent my time on the elliptical chatting to a woman I frequently see at the gym who got married earlier this year. She gave me a neat idea for our wedding album! She included her vows and special readings from her wedding ceremony in her album to help take her back to her ceremony and the meaning of their wedding every time she and her husband flip through the photographs. Love that idea!
Now I gotta jet. It’s time to w-o-r-k!
Enjoy your day!