Seriously, it’s so important to get enough sleep. We think better, our metabolisms work better, we are more able to be kind, … sleep is everything.
In addition to getting plenty of sleep, I also set out my workout gear next to my bed so it’s the first thing I see, and I have no excuse not to put it on. I’ll also set up appointments with friends to work out so I can look forward to the company.
I take my meds with a glass of cold water from a thermos on my night table. Then I do a hour of stretching my whole body including my double chin. I love it . I feel so much better doing it and I have people and friends asking how much weight did I lose! I have actually added weight because muscles weight more than fat! I have muscles that have impressed my youngest athletic grandsons. I can raise my legs higher than they. Okay I am 1&1/2 feet shorter than are they. My, almost 16 year old grandson this week, is over 6' 4 1/2" tall…..and growing.
I walk my little Queen in waiting, twice a day for about one and a half hours in total. She is the Security Committee Rep. for our street. She keeps terrorists away because my 15 pound canine frightens everybody!!! She is so cute!
Anyway, basically, I do stretching for a long time because I have some physical issues and I tend to fall when doing exercises on dry land! I can do an extended workout in a pool, consisting of exercises, stretching, followed by floating while meditating and/ or sleeping, which is no problem in the pool because it is only 12' long, so I can not get losed! And, I cannot sink in water. That is why I can fall asleep in water, I could swim before I could walk! I need to do some physiotherapy, which I do religiously because she is a significent-other of one of my son's and she is a sweet lady away from work, but if we don't follow her instructions, boy is she tough!
Now that you know my lifestory that wasn't part of your question. It is not so much about the time that I wake up, it is what I do with the time after I am awake! If you are working and have to been there by a certain time, you eventually get used to an earlier time change. However, they only ask for a few minutes to exercise, I think 8 minutes, which is no time. It does get you more awake, than if you would sleep in those 8 minutes.
The chances a good that you are younger than I and surely, in better physical condition. The chances are that if you are busy with a home to keep clean and/or maybe even have kids, in which case, you are physically active to replace some of their activity requests. I had 3 sons in less than 4 years! I volunteered in scouts, school, sports and for me…. Paliative Care for dying people……. 5 full days / week. And in a couple of months, if I live through our condo renovation, after 33 years….much needed, I will volunteer to work with my favorite care giving, that is working with – facially-deformed children. These children are usually healthful and normal, who have happened to have some severely abnormal facial defects, eg; one eye in a forehead, bone structure which is badly malformed. These poor kids do not have people and normal kids, who are not afraid of them. I happen to have a huge amount of love to bring to these wonderful children. I bake great cakes and cookies to bring them. The point is that time can always be found, if your desire to take care of you to as high as it should be, you will change something, get up early, stay up late if you have working days filled up.
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Initially I would use multiple alarms so that I would get annoyed with the 'nagging' and would get up. Once I was used to the time, I only needed 2 alarms and would find it much easier.
I find having the alarm as a song I can't help but sing along to also helps- when the alarm stops, I'm still singing along to, even if it's just in my head.
All you need to go is stop going on your phone at night and go to sleep about 30 minutes earlier and when you wake up go the the gym!
Weekends are harder but I tend to wake up by 8 or 9 with no alarm but I set one for 7:00 sometimes.
I’m also motivated by the idea that I can get more done if I get up earlier.