Since we started delivering the Omaha World Herald at 4:00am, it has been REALLY difficult for me to get to the Y in the mornings. When I joined the Y two years ago, I was very dedicated to arriving at 10:00am each weekday morning, dropping my son off at Child Watch, and working out for a full 1 1/2 hours before Child Watch closed.
Today because my husband did the route on his own (THANK YOU!), I was able to sleep for seven hours uninterrupted. YAY! I finally made it to the Y!
I started my day with coffee like I do every morning, which on a good day is my breakfast, too. When I eat at the beginning of my day, I start out kind of lethargic, dragging myself through the morning. If I can hold off until lunch time, I have more energy which lasts the entire day. I also have learned that I have more energy to run, exercise, etc., when I don't eat before the gym. I think this is because I don't have to digest food at the same time as I exercise.
My Y workout today:
*10 min walking, 10 min running on the treadmill
*20 min on the wave machine (kind of like cross country skiing and a step machine)
*15 min lifting weights (arms today)
*5 min of quick yoga stretching (triangle pose, downward facing dog pose, extended side angle pose, big toe pose)
Whew! I feel great!
What do you do to workout? How do you feel afterward? Do you enjoy exercise or do it because you feel like you have to?