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Sluttony, I loved reading your "my notes" section this morning

Congratulations! This is incredible to read.

You get up at 5:30am to workout?!! Please share with the rest of the class how you manage this...

Jackie



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Mon. Jul 17, 9:47am

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good job sluttony

A lot of people get up early to exercise. Before I had kids, I would get up at 4:30 am, leave the house at 5 and go to the gym, workout, shower then go to work. There were lots of other people at the gym as well. I did it for about 2 years.

If you're consistent and determined, it gets to be part of your routine, and it is easier to go even if you don't feel like it than to disrupt the routine.



Monday, July 17, 2006, 10:16 AM

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Thank you!

Jackie and Anon, thanks! I don't know what changed, but once I got into the before-work routine I just couldn't go back. Yes, I'm often tired getting up at 5:30, but strolling into work at 9am knowing I've already accomplished something and that I can just go right home at 5pm is soo great. Because going to the gym is part of my routine, like brushing my teeth (although, actually I've kind of been slacking that regard lately, so let's just say "like getting up") when I wake up at 5:30 and I don't feel like going, I know that I'll "have to go after" if I don't go now. The idea of heading in for a workout with the masses of sweaty people when I'm exhausted and just want to get home to eat dinner keeps me motivated to get it done in the morning-- there's so many fewer people there at 6:30am than at 5:30pm, it's much less stressful. Another thing that's important for my morning workout routine is eating something small, a piece of fruit or half a muffin before my workout, then something else at my desk afterwards... not sure if this helps anyone but feel free to ask away if i can answer a question...

Monday, July 17, 2006, 2:51 PM

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This is inspiring!

I'm moving to a condo in the beginning of November, and I'm excited b/c it has a good workout room. Now, I think I could make it to the workout room before work, and then come home and shower and get ready. I never would've thought of that before! Thanks for the post!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 3:38 PM

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