Project Earlybird begins ... NOW!
Monday, January 19, 2015
The husband and I came up with a plan that's a win-win for everyone involved and it begins tomorrow morning.
His drives to work have become longer and longer (let's develop all of Miami and not improve the roads!) and he's not really fond of waking up at the buttcrack of dawn to workout before work, so he's going to leave for work earlier to beat the morning traffic and work out in his office's gym.
That means I'll be taking the teenager to school every day, and for me that means I need to wake up at 6:40, which is a lot different than my waking up at "whenever" (one of the perks of working from home).
I've attempted the waking-up-earlier thing but it never stuck but now it has to or the kid doesn't get to school. (Outside influences work better for me than self-motivation.)
So no more midnights!
I just set my Fitbit to buzz me awake at 6:40, and that's an alarm that you can't ignore. Speaking of Fitbits, I'm hoping my new Charge HR is in the pipeline. I ordered it a couple months ago from Brookstone but the release was delayed. I then got an email saying that they were in stock, but only in black. I ordered plum and decided to wait for that color. I'm the most impatient person on the planet, so holding out for purple was a big deal.
I'm looking forward to the heart-rate monitoring on the Charge because I really want to step up the weight training again, and that exercise doesn't do much for regular activity monitors.
On the eating front, I'm also experimenting with eating all my food within a 12-hour window. I know some fans of intermittent fasting cram it all into an 8-hour period but 12 hours is better than what I was doing, especially late at night.
Oh, but the Pavlov's dogs are barking! I can't tell whether it's head hunger or gut hunger but man, am I hungry right now (9:15 p.m.). I've been pounding down water but I just yelled uncle and ate a pear.
I think with my new, earlier schedule, my window will be 8ish to 8ish, which seems do-able.
I'm looking forward to getting more done earlier in the day. I have a tendency to procrastinate, and knowing that my workout will be done before breakfast will go a long way to increasing productivity everywhere else.