My favorite time to workout is first thing in the morning. You know this. We’ve talked about it before. But, sometimes making a 6am gym time happen is harder than others. You know, kids, travel, spouse’s travel, the freaking snooze button. Man, that snooze button is a temptress. But, I’ve figured out a way to consistently overcome the temptation of sleeping in… it’s a two part solution.
- Classes. Let me rephrase that, Kick Ass Classes. Not your average, ho-hum, Group X thingy. We’re talking energy, excitement, music and sweat. Lots of it. Because honestly, that’s what I really want to get out of bed for – the heart-racing, eye of the tiger shit. (Forest runs and yoga are much better enjoyed at 10am.) My current weekly mix is two mornings at the Nike Campus for Circuit Training and Nike Training Club (hello, perks) and one morning at the one and only BurnCycle.
- Coffee. I just need a few sips, really. And sure, I don’t even “need” it. (Semantics people.) Whatever, I like it. I want it. I want it within a few minutes of being awake. So, on my way to the studio or gym, I stop by the coffee shop near my house (morning hair/face and all) and grab a coffee to sip on as I drive to class. It makes the drive oh so enjoyable.
That’s it. Those are my money makers – classes and coffee. And then, I arrive back home at 7:15am a whirl of energy, light, love, fire and dance. Like if Beyonce and a Steam Train had a Love Child. Yes, I am that Love Child.