Never fear, it happens! For the past 2 weeks I've been doing an experiment. One of the biggest issues I get asked about on this blog is finding the time to workout. I live by a "no excuses" policy. If there is no time, I will MAKE time. I have been lucky enough to have a couple of hours open when my youngest son, who is now 19 months, takes a morning nap. Not everyone has this luxury, and my son is starting to get out of the morning nap stage. I figured this would be the perfect time to put this experiment into action!
For the past 2 weeks I have been getting up at 5:45am to workout before my kids get up for the day. Yes, you read that right. That is early for me, WAY early. My kids get up around 7am. I have been getting up and from the treadmill, or from my living room floor, I have been watching the sun rise every morning here in Okinawa. The first week was hard, I won't even lie. There were times I had to set 3-4 different alarms about 5 minutes apart from each other. I slept in some of my workout gear, laid out the rest of my clothes and sneakers, and put them on first thing after my alarm went off. I got my water, my phone that hold all of my music (thanks, Steve Jobs!), and headed downstairs to start my day. I found that I actually like this new routine, and I'm going to keep it! It's hard to get up this early, but rewarding too. I have more time in the morning to relax with my kids, get work done, or run errands. It can be done people, no excuses!
Here is another thing I started doing this week; I picked up heaver weights.
Say hello to my new friends. I bought a pair of 8's and 10's this week. I've been doing a workout for about a year now of Bob's that I love, but it's gotten way too easy for me. My 5lb weights just don't do it for me anymore. Today I switched my 5's for 8's and WOW what a difference! I haven't struggled like that through a workout in a very, very long time. My muscles are sore still, and it's mid-day here right now. It was just the kick I needed, and the best part is that I get to keep my same workouts! I have done this once before, switching from 3lb weights to 5's. It's almost like a kick-start and my muscles feel it every time and react well to it. If your workouts are getting stale, please do this! It will add a whole new dynamic to your workout.
Also, a review for this workout will be coming soon!
Stay tuned for this review! I am so excited to get it in the mail next week! I have a feeling that this will be killer. I have a 10 minute ab workout of Bob's and it is so hard! My abs feel it all day from that 10 minutes, so I can't imagine what his 1 hour ab routine will be like! Yikes!!
Until next time!