All of this week, each FBG is focusing in on one aspect of working out and sharing what she loves and doesn’t love so much about it in this special “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not” series as part of Love Yo’Self Week. Enjoy!
Dear Early Morning Workouts,
We’ve been going out for quite awhile now. But lately, I feel a bit used. I get up oh-so early most days of the week to fit you in, and while I feel absolutely exhilarated afterwards, well, you sure do ask for a lot. And sometimes—I’ll admit—I have not-so-innocent thoughts about the snooze button. And the snugly warm bed. So in order to figure out if this is really working for me, there’s only one thing to do: she loves me, she loves me not!
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Early Morning Workout Pros and Cons
She loves me: I love how energized and focused you make me feel for the day.
She loves me not: I hate waking up in the dark. Hours before most people under the age of 70 are even thinking of getting up.
She loves me: I love how I feel so damn accomplished before my day even begins.
She loves me not: I hate having to warm up the car. Or worse, running late and having to drive in a freezing car.
She loves me: I love driving home and being rewarded with a breathtakingly beautiful sunrise.
She loves me not: I hate the sound of the alarm at 4:45 a.m. Like, really, really hate it.
She loves me not: I hate how hungry you make me ALL DAY LONG.
She loves me: I love how you take my metabolism to the next level.
She loves me not: I hate how you make me need coffee.
She loves me: I love how good you make coffee taste.
She loves me not: I hate how sore I am the next morning when I crawl out of bed, cursing.
She loves me: I love how you’ve changed my body and my life. Above all else, you come first, which means I come first. And, for that, I can’t say thank you enough.
Forget all of the bad things I said, early morning workouts. I didn’t mean them. We’re MFEO!
Are you an early morning exerciser? What would you add to my She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not list? —Jenn