(Post title sung to the tune of “Breaking Up is Hard to Do!”)
After a somewhat restless sleep, the alarm felt like it went off extra early this morning. (Thank you, Sadie, for barking at the invisible squirrel outside at 3 a.m.)
While waking up at 5 a.m. does get less painful over time, it’s never exactly easy. (Some of you have asked about making the transition to morning workouts and may be interested in a past post I did about how to work out in the morning.)
Once we got to the gym, I woke up a bit and powered through my workout. I think it’s amusing that once I get to the gym, I have no problem going through a workout, but during our drive to the gym, all I can think about is how nice it would be to curl up in bed again.
But it feels awesome to have my workout completely done by 6:45 a.m., so I just roll with the punches and get my booty to the gym before the sun comes up. When I’m tempted to skip the gym, I always think, “I’ve never regretted a workout!”
Today’s workout began with a two-mile run, followed by three sets of 15 repetitions of the following exercises:
- Superset One: Incline bicep curls + Tricep extensions
- Superset Two: Chest press + Ryan’s awesome shoulder move
- Superset Three: Lat pull downs + Upright rows
- Tricep pull downs
- Push ups
- Seated rows
- Chest press with resistance band
Today’s breakfast was deeelicious.
A two-egg breakfast sandwich with muenster cheese and raspberry jelly.
I made one for Ryan as well and he is fully on board the cheese + jelly train. We both agreed that we now feel like egg sandwiches are missing something if jelly isn’t involved.
Time to do some behind the scenes blog updates.
See ya after lunch!
Edited to Add: After reading this post this morning, my mom emailed me a link to this cute video, “Waking Up is Hard to Do,” sung by a bunch of anesthesiologists. Very creative!