I've been getting up at 5:30 am to do my devotions before getting my kids up for school. I've started this so I can go to the gym directly after taking them to school and get on with my day.
I know two ladies who get up between 5:00 - 5:30 am to make time to get their exercise and morning time in before they have to take care of their households and I've always thought:
- "I'll never be able to get up that early!"
- "There's no way!"
- "If I have to get up that early I'll never get exercise done."
Well, let me tell you...it's interesting how life turns out sometimes. After much thinking, planning and even praying I've realized that it would be very good for me
distracted housewife extraordinaire to get up early to pray and then head towards the gym after dropping off my kids at school.
Yes, this is early, and yes, there have been a few mornings I didn't want to get up, but two things have helped me:
- My husband is leaving for work at that time and now leaves the light on to help me start waking up.
- I know that my day will go much better getting up and taking care of business earlier in the day.
It has been working out very well so far, and I'm really enjoying the extra time to allow for a gym workout and still feel like I have the time needed in my day to do my "mommy chores" while the kids are at school.
I have committed to doing this for every weekday in February, but if it continues to work well I plan on keeping it up through the end of the school year for sure.
So, again I say..it's so true, "Never say never!" Change is possible; me getting up at 5:30 is proof of that. :)