After my workout, I am laying down to sleep for another 30-40 minutes. This is defeating my purpose of getting up and getting going.
I get a great start...but then I stall out.
This is not supposed to be part of the plan.
Today was speedwork at the track with a running buddy of mine at 5am. It seemed to be a struggle to run this morning. I am not sure if it is fatigue related. I wanted to spin tonight...but I am thinking sleep should be a higher priority tonight. I do not want to take these mini naps and I do not want to rely on the powers of coffee every single morning.
In my eyes, becoming a morning person means:
- I will get to work earlier and arriving earlier allows me to come home earlier.
- I can prepare healthier meals to take with me to work. If I stop eating out so much, I can support my race habit. (This is very important, you know?)
- I would like to be more organized. I want to grab things and go instead of frantically looking around the house or forgetting something at home. Not being rushed in the morning will assist in this.
- And most importantly, I need to carve out time to read, to paint and to focus on my spiritual life. I miss these joys in my life, and lately they have all taken a back burner. I want to incorporate them back into my daily routine.
- I also want to reach my goal of completing a half Ironman...so workouts must be a priority.
Double these benefits if you save 60 minutes a day, and triple it if you save 90 minutes a day. At the moment, I am on track to save about 90 minutes/day. That’s like getting a free bonus year every decade. And what really attracts me is that I will be able to use this time to do things that I previously didn’t have the time and energy to do. I see it as key to being a success in life. This is why it is important to me to at least try it.
Therefore, I defeat the entire purpose by taking a nap after my workout.
At that rate, it will not get any easier.
A new habit will develop and I will still be right where I started.
The cat nap will not be my Kryptonite.