Well…quite frankly no…I am not a morning bear…I am pretty much still this panda..
.only actually if I were a bear I wouldn’t be a panda I would be a moon bear…
I know this is true, because I have a handy bear identification chart, on which the moon bear is quite small with a fuzzy head…and if there is one thing I do have it is a fuzzy head!!
I will prove it shortly…
However… the point of this is…despite my not being a morning bear…I seem to have found my way to the gym in the morning, before work 3-4 times a week for the last few months!
I know…how awesome..and totally out of character…
No, I haven’t developed superhuman will power that allows me to leave my snugly warm bed.
No, I haven’t developed the art of going to bed early so I am actually rested in the morning…
I have developed the art of forcing people to come with me which then guilt trips me into getting out of bed in the morning… If I am meeting someone I have no option! Even better, I only actually have to pay one of them!!
It is a perfect plan…
I train with my friend Sarah on Wednesdays and Fridays, which is excellent as neither of us are morning people, and we are both trained fitness people…thus we can make it up while half a sleep and still come out with a reasonable workout 😀 We both want to do almost exclusively lifting and gain strength so it works! The other excellent thing is we seem to have developed the art of decideing on which exercises to do using mainly arm motions and seeming ly vague words 😀
You may remember Sarah from the olden days of the blog when she was my body pump teacher and my pilates teacher 😀 now she is my friend… and I am attempting to be in her body pump and pilates classes again but time is not my friend!
On a Thursday I train with my friend graham…which is harder on my brain because I have to think of things ahead of time…we do more fat loss / functional based workouts which is good because variety is apparently important. 😀 It is quite hard on graham mind you as I am always super tired on a Thursday after dancing on a Wednesday which make me super grumpy…especially when I have to think of things!! I blame early morning caffeine deficiency!
On Tuesday, I have PT with New Matt…which is excellent because it make Tuesdays into bearable days, and I am not required to think that hard first thing!
So… what have I learned… Gym buddies are the key to morning workouts…especially if you can find ones that understand vagueness and can put up with grumping!
I am super pleased I have finally managed this, it seems to be the key to actually getting into the gym as often as I want to 😀