I've never been a morning person. I'm not one to jump up out of bed with excitement to start another day. Usually, it is a slow progression from complete grogginess, to semi-consciousness, to functioning. Each step is usually aided by Starbucks strongest blend. All that said, I've begun working out prior to work. And...believe it or not...I'm really enjoying it. There is something to be said for going through your day, knowing that your workout is already in the bag. I also feel like it jump starts my metabolism and calorie burning for the day.
I have to admit that I'm pretty lucky with my work situation. I have a very decent gym at work, complete with elliptical, treadmill, bicycle, free weights, and universal machine. In addition we have a locker room with shower. This means I don't have to travel to a gym, then head to work. Obviously, this saves quite a bit of time. As a result I don't really get up much earlier than if I wasn't working out in the morning. For me it's either get up at 5:oo and head in to work and get in a workout and shower, then be ready for work at 7:oo, or I get up at 5:oo, make breakfast, watch the news, dink around at home and then head into work for 7:oo. Either way, the alarm clock is ringing in my ears at 5:00 a.m.
Please don't misunderstand and think that I've become a morning person. My first thought in the morning is still, "are you kidding me? Is it really that time already?" And it's not easy to drag my butt into the gym that early, but just knowing by 6:30, that I'm done for the day, is a great feeling and really makes it worth it.
So how about you? Given any thought to early morning workouts? Is it feasible for you? Are you a step ahead of me and you've already been doing this for months?
On a side note...our fellow teammate Chris has joined the blogging ranks. Everyone should go over and say hello and welcome him to the blogging world (http://blognrightalong.blogspot.com/). He's been a great presence on the AATM forums and I'm sure he's gonna have a lot to contribute here as well. No pressure though!!!