Yeah i’m into fitness, fitness blog update into my schedule.
Admittedly it isn’t as snazzy or clever as the photo but hey, I’m on day 14, that means two whole weeks of working out and finding the time to do it. I was thinking about time recently, specifically the time I spend in the morning with this new workout routine. My morning schedule is:
0535 First wake up alarm
0535 – Snooze
0540 – Second alarm, actually wake up get moving
0550 – complete morning activities (bathroom) begin stretching and general wakefulness
0600- head downstairs, prep for workout with any light drink of water or beet juice as needed, turn on light/treadmill
0610 – get to running
0640- stop running, change and head upstairs to shower
0700- complete shower, get dressed head to work
So, its basically an hour and a half where previously it was only an hour. I was moving slow and taking my time, maybe having breakfast or catching a bit of news. To be honest I much prefer this routine, I feel like I get to work ready to go and that I have built up some momentum. I feel energized and I don’t know if there is science to back me up on this but I get hungry earlier so I think that my metabolism is kicked up a notch by working out in the mornings.
Beyond just the time that is represented by my morning schedule I have been considering the time I spend doing other things, blogging, working, spending time with family etc. Currently time is a premium luxury for me and it is hard too hard for me to justify wasting it. I am glad I started this running thing because I think it has helped me to put some things into perspective and help me clear my mind. The “big picture” as the say is forming more clearly in my mind and I know that I have several things I need to accomplish to keep myself on track to accomplish my goals.
Among those goals preparedness is high. There is a good blog out there titles Knowledge Weighs Nothing. I have always liked that saying and am glad someone has picked it as the title of their blog. Knowledge is one thing that you can take with you wherever you go and no one can take it away form you. Knowledge does deteriorate over time so like anything else it needs to be replenished, reinforced, and restored over time. I consider fitness to be similar in that respect. You take your personal fitness with you wherever you go and it too deteriorates over time.
Run time: 30min
Distance: 3.31 miles
Calories burned 351
Average speed: 6.6 MPH