Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Exercise in the mornings will not kill you but the cat might

Yesterday I took on a challenge posed by one of the forum members: get up early and exercise. If you knew me, you'd know that's a tall order. Get up early??? At the best of times, I'll schlup my way out of bed at about 7:20 a.m. despite having to leave the house at 7:30 for work. Alarms and hungry Siamese cats do nothing to hasten the process.

But, I did it. Got my tush out of bed at the ungodly hour of 6:34 a.m. and did my 30 minute WATP DVD. And you know what? I learned a few things.
  1. Exercising early in the morning really does lead to increased energy throughout the day; and
  2. If you don't feed the cats before exercising, they tend to get involved in whatever workout routine you're doing regardless of whether or not it helps or is, by any stretch of the imagination, safe for you or them.
Because I feel so good now, I took on the challenge again for tomorrow morning. Maybe one of these days I'll turn into a morning person?


Jenera Healy said...

Way to go on exercising in the morning! I find that if I don't get it done by like 11 I'm out of luck.

When I do my pilates, my dog thinks it is play time and thinks the flailing arms and legs are his chew toys. I get double the workout.


Wheebs said...

Woohoo! Good for you! I know how hard it can be to get yourself up in the morning for exercise...but it really does seem to be the best time. You've reminded me of how important it is to just do it and get it out of the way.