CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


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...



Mon. Jul 17, 9:47am

Add comment  
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

Add comment
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

Add comment
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

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge