It sounded good, waking up early and hitting the gym. Some of the ladies in my women's group are meeting to go swimming or to go spinning. It sounded great...in theory.
I woke up at 5 am. I knew I should get up. I argued with myself for a little over half an hour before I finally got out of bed and got dressed. I got in my car and hit the road to the rec center. Without coffee.
I got on the elliptical for a quick five minute warm up. OMG!!! It was so hard to get moving. I had it set on level five, and it may as well have been like walking on wet cement. My legs felt heavy and I was winded in no time. I don't even think I made it a quarter of a mile in the five minutes.
Next, I picked up my weights to do the circuit training. Even the weights felt heavier. Once I got to the mat, I took a deep breath and got started with the bosu v-sits. I did make it through the circuit only once, but I didn't have time to run through it a second time because I had to have time to shower and get ready for work. Instead I did a few of the leg machines to try to loosen up my legs.
I did a good cool down and stretch before heading home. Once I got to work, my legs still felt really stiff. As the morning went on, my glutes were getting more sore. It took me a while to realize that it was soreness from the Wii Active workout. I guess all those squats and lunges are paying off.
I hope it gets easier to wake up and get moving in the morning. Maybe the argument to get out of bed won't last as long next time. I hope it gets easier. Early bird or angry bird-right now there's a fine line between the two.