My bad habits, however, worked to sabotage me. Ever since my university days, I've been a night-hawk. Going to bed at midnight is considered early to me. Well, you can't get up at 5:30am and stay up until 1am. Maybe if I was 20 years younger, but not now. The other bad habit I have is watching TV. I love to watch TV; especially the news at 11pm, and the NHL playoffs. But these things conspire to keep me up late; I no longer have the time I need to prepare for the next day.
Needless to say, Tuesday was BAD. Slept in, rushed through the lunches, got to work late, yadda yadda. And the rest of the week pretty much played out the same way. Notice I don't mention any workouts in there? Yup, didn't run at ALL until Saturday morning, and I missed my Sunday long run.
But NO MORE! This week, I resolve to kick these bad habits, and aspire to get up 5 days in a row, and get some sort of workout done. Here's what I think my ideal schedule would look like:
- 5:15am - wake up
- 5:30am - workout (run, yoga, abs/core, whatever)
- 6:15am - breakfast, get ready for work
- 7:00am - start making the lunches
- 8:00am - leave for work
Of course, the KEY here is that in the evening, I start getting ready for bed around 9:30pm, and am in bed at 10:30pm at the LATEST. This, I think, will be the hard part. I've failed at trying to institute this schedule many times. But this week, I'm gonna DO IT!
(For the record, today didn't work out so well. I got up, but late, did my workout, but putzed around too long and wasn't able to make my lunch. I also had to take the car in for service, so I didn't get to work on time.)