After 90 days of working out every day, and waking up at 5:30 a.m. four days a week to do so, I must say I learned a lot.
It was great fun to meet so many new people along the way that also had the drive to wake up early to exercise. Thank you for your existence! If it weren’t for you, I feel I probably would’ve skipped a day here and there.
Unfortunately, toward the end of my 90 days there was a back injury (while moving a big ‘ol potted plant) and some travel which really hampered my ability to workout everyday. However, such is life, you cannot be in control of everything and must work to find balance in what life presents you.
My biggest take aways are as follow:
- Living near the beach is a blessing and inspiration for waking up early to workout. I have a new love for sunrises at the beach.
- Taking things personally is silly. It only harms the person taking it personally, so catch yourself, stop, and reframe the situation!
- Having people to hold you accountable is key. Again, a huge shout out to all those that ever joined me for a workout. You kept me going and reminded me how important it is to surround yourself with people you admire.
- 5:30 a.m. is really early. After giving up my social life to be in bed by 9:30 p.m. (trust me, I NEED 8 hours of sleep!), I am backing off and waking up between 6:00-7:30 a.m… ok and sometimes 9:00 a.m., haha, all depending on what life hands me. Structure is good, but so is flexibility, and I’m still learning to find a balance that works for me.