A for Effort?

So I’m doing that Morning Person class, right? We had our first assignment on Monday, which was to come up with one sentence to set as our goal. Mine is “I am becoming a Morning Person so I can get active early.” Yoga, dog walking, or at the very least just taking a few moments to pause, breathe, and clear my mind/prepare for the day. We don’t really have another assignment until Thursday, and things are kind of up in the air on if you want to start trying to change your morning routine yet… I wasn’t planning on it (#lazyamerican), but I also want to get back into exercising. I meant to start back up last night, but my January Cure assignment was to unplug from electronics for one night, so I read. And then went to bed early, with the best intentions of getting up to work out this morning. And I did!! I decided I didn’t want to reboot P90X3 again because how many times do you have to repeat something until you’re crazy? What’s the saying? I don’t care. At any rate I didn’t want to do Day 1 of Week 1 of P90X3 AGAIN. I’m so sick of it.

So I decided to do Tai Cheng! Well, the first thing you’re supposed to do is film yourself doing a “function test” just to see what you’re capable of. You do it at the start and at the end so you can be amazed at how awesome you have become! Or something. I was not prepared for this. We really need to do these workouts upstairs…I guess I’ll be setting that up this evening. I did finally hook my WiFi adapter up to the desktop! And I didn’t go back to bed! I took my time getting ready, and still managed to get to work 30 minutes early. So that’s cool. But, yeah… I wouldn’t call this morning a total fail, but it wasn’t a total success, either. And I may need to take a nap. I got up at 5:00, y’all. Okay, maybe it was closer to 5:20. But still!!

Our instructor did post an update “this morning” on Facebook. It was morning in Singapore, which was 7:00pm here in Mid TN. lol!

Good morning from Singapore, everyone!

By now most of you have visualized your ideal morning, and you’ve identified one small, simple action that you can do that will make you feel happy. Many of you have broken your action down so it’s super-specific and realistic. This is such an important step.

Now here’s something you can do:

Visualize what’s involved in completing your action – planning, prep time, travel time, clean up, etc – it will be different for each of you. If you wanted to do your action tomorrow, how long would it take you? Be honest with yourself – is that realistic? What needs to change in the morning to give yourself that time?

I think the Tai Cheng videos are pretty long – they won’t be something I do in the mornings. But I could do yoga. I found that Do Yoga With Me website ages ago, and there were a couple of good videos I found there: Bend & Stretch and Twist & Stretch. Yoga requires no prep, and no cleanup. Which is awesome. I can even take a shower at night, because you don’t really get sweaty. I’ll need to wake up no later than 6:00, as long as I showered the night before. That will give me 30 minutes to do the video and 30 minutes to get dressed, take care of the animals, and make smoothies. The same for walking the dogs…that usually only lasts about 30 minutes, and again – you don’t really get sweaty doing it in the mornings, even in summer. So, yeah. I need to wake up between 5:30 and 6:00 (and shower the night before) to be able to get active early.

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