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Major Fail

There’s a reason I work out in the morning. OK, there are a few reasons, I work out in the mornings:

  1. I am a morning person. While I may not want to get up right away at the sound of the alarm and occasionally hit the snooze, once I get out of bed, it only takes brushing my teeth to get moving and going.
  2. My day is almost always more productive when it’s started with cardio. Take this morning, for example, I worked out as soon as getting up, showered, had breakfast, checked my email, and have started this post all before 8 am (keep in mind, I won’t get to finish this post until after I get to work, but knowing I’ve already started will be a big help).
  3. I have more energy and feel better throughout the day. Coffee helps with the energy too but a good workout gives me a fabulous boost.
  4. Life almost always gets in the way when I get home from work so night workouts just get pushed to the side and eventually not done because I get tired and need to head to bed.
Reason #4 is exactly what happened yesterday. First let’s back up a little more to yesterday morning. I woke up and headed for the gym. Unfortunately when I got to the gym, I was locked out πŸ™ The gym I go to is switching finance companies and they have made notes and let everyone know that during the switch there may be some people whose cards won’t work and they’ll get locked out. I was one of those people yesterday morning.

I headed home and decided just to wait til I got off work last night to work out and TJ said he’d work out with me.

None of that happened. When I got home, we needed to make a quick run to  the grocery store, make the kids dinner, get them bathed and ready for bed. We also had a Skype date with my niece who started kindergarten yesterday to find out how her first day of school went. That went a little longer than expected and by the time I got the kids into bed, TJ was passed out on the couch and I was ready for bed.

So, a work out was a no go, making yesterday an unintended rest day. I did, however, get my plank and bridge in for the day though.

With no work out yesterday, I’m starting Week 3 of Best Body Bootcamp a day behind. I don’t like it but it is what it is, so this morning was time to get moving. I opted not to go to the gym in case I was still locked out and decided on a workout at home. 
This week starts Phase Two and introduces Tempo Training into the strength workouts. Today was also the first time I had done what Tina calls Circuit Intervals. They are a mix of cardio and strength all in one workout. It was pretty fabulous! My only complaint was that I felt like my cardio lacked some. We don’t have a treadmill yet (hopefully in another few months we’ll have one) so my option for cardio was running in place. I guess I could have done imaginary jump rope. haha! Truthfully, I could have gone for a run outside around the cul-de-sac but it was 5am and I thought going in and out of the house with a not-so-quiet door was definitely asking for trouble. Having Jordyn wake up that early would have made for one grumpy little girl all day, resulting in a very grumpy husband when I got home. lol
Anyways, back to the topic at hand, Circuit Intervals. While running in place wasn’t really what I wanted to do, it is what worked for me this morning. In between each cardio portion were strength exercises, which included some plie squats and push ups. Tina must LOVE push ups! She’s always throwing some of those in. Maybe by the time Bootcamp is over, I’ll be able to do nothing but regular push ups. I can do a few regular push ups but most of mine are knee push ups. And as for these plie squats, I was feeling the crap out them towards the end, especially in my knees, which was making me wonder if I was doing them right the whole time.
Finally, I fit in my plank and squat for the day to round out my workout. My plank is another one of those weaker ones, where I should have done it before my workout. lol
Working out at home this morning gave me about 15 minutes of extra time this morning since I didn’t have to drive to or from the gym. It was glorious! It made a little more excited about getting a treadmill!
Do you prefer morning or evening workouts? Why?

10 Comments

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    Tina @ Best Body Fitness

    August 7, 2012

    For the circuit intervals you could also do a tabata type workout. There are plenty to find on pinterest. Just do 20 sec on / 10 sec off of different drills – like mountain climbers, squat hops, jump rope, high knees, etc. Heart rate up and can make the 5 min between weights pass in a flash. πŸ™‚

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    Sabrina

    August 7, 2012

    Awesome! I didn't think about something like that. I'll definitely look at those. It was not having to head to the gym and stay home and workout

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    Nanci

    August 7, 2012

    Ugh, I am SO not a morning person. I just can't do it. It sounds wonderful and fabulous and the few times I've done it, I felt great. But even that isn't enough to make me do it.

    I am starting this week a day behind as well, so dont' feel bad. I'm just happy to be back to it!

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    jessielovestorun

    August 8, 2012

    I was going to tell you exactly what Tina just did, haha.

    I've learned that, sometimes whether we like it or not things don't always work out in our favor. It's better to stay positive, even after missing a workout than getting down on yourself. It's no good for you, or anyone around for that matter. Just start the next day as if you've never missed a workout before. πŸ™‚ Great job on getting your workout done @ your house though!!

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    Sabrina

    August 8, 2012

    HAHA!!! If I had my way, I wouldn't get up quite as early. 5am is a little harsh, 7am is more my style but since it's frowned upon being late to work, 5am it is. LOL!

    How are you feeling? Better than last week?

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    Sabrina

    August 8, 2012

    Great minds think alike!

    I generally try not to beat myself up too much over missed workouts, I know life happens. I guess I was just bummed because I had that intent on getting in a workout. Oh well! I actually loved staying home for my workout and am even more excited about getting a treadmill now. It will save me time and gas, which equals more money in my pocket! Bonus!!!

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    Jessica Proctor

    August 8, 2012

    A.M. workouts rock! I'd have to get up around 4a to get them done though so evening it is for me! Flexibility is key in so many things in life right? I have to relearn that almost every day πŸ™‚ I loved the circuit work too; Great job!

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    Nanci

    August 11, 2012

    I know I already commented on this post, but I wanted to let you know that I gave you a Beautiful Blogger award on my blog today. Hope you'll check it out! (http://thiscrazylifeofmine.com)

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    Sabrina

    August 13, 2012

    Thanks girl! When I wake up the morning, it sometimes make me wish I could get them done in the evenings. HAHA!!!

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    Sabrina

    August 13, 2012

    Aww…thank you! I hate that I'm just now seeing this comment but it was a crazy weekend at our house. LOL! I'll go check it out now!

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