Alright, after the most frustrating week of the year, with me not getting to the gym at all, I made a bit of a “command” decision regarding getting back on track. I got to the gym three days this past week (not enough, I know…but a start) including two days in which I got to the gym at 5:30 a.m.
I’m not able to do everything that I want in the morning, but I am able to get a solid 60-70 minutes of work in before hitting the shower. On both mornings, I was able to knock out 15 miles on the bike. On Saturday morning, I got in 5 miles on the bike, then went through three sets of 12 at about 15 different weight stations. I hadn’t lifted in a couple of weeks, but it felt great to get back at it.
I’ve only been to the gym that early a few times in the past year, but I think that I could grow accustomed to being there that early. It does take some serious “pre-planning” on my part. This includes making my lunch for the next day, packing up my work clothes and ensuring that I have all of my schoolwork done so I can get to bed at a much earlier hour than I am accustomed to.
I had planned on getting to the gym on Wednesday morning, but I didn’t get to bed nearly early enough Tuesday evening, so I missed going that morning. I’m usually up by 5:45 most mornings, but if I’m going to be hitting the gym at 5:30, it is going to compel me to be getting up at 4:30.
This week is still a bit hectic, with games and meetings, but my after-school schedule begins to clear up a bit, which should allow me to get to the gym with the frequency that I expect.
I’ve not had the great success that I had hoped during this second six-month period, but I am pretty pleased by the fact that I have continued to drop a bit of weight. I’m still working on getting that middle number changed again.