This past week, our family made a change, and we joined our local YMCA again. We wanted the girls to be able to take swim lessons again. My husband wanted to work on his fitness before the outdoor season for soccer starts back up. My work fitness center is undergoing some major changes, and the amount of group exercise classes that I could take will be much more limited at work as a result of these changes. Our Y offers so many amazing group exercise classes that I enjoy. Do not despair my runner friends, I am not giving up running at all. These classes are for my strength training and cross-training workouts. I am testing out as many classes as I can while I am on vacation for the holidays to see which ones will fit best with my regular schedule.
After years of being a night owl, my fitness friends have gotten me to be an early bird. I am willingly exercising at 5:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. My alarm woke me today at 4:45 a.m. on my vacation. Sometimes I look back, and I marvel at how much discipline I have with my fitness. I still struggle with nutrition like most of us. this time of year is so easy to indulge. Exercising is my go to method of self-care. When I work out in the morning, I have more energy and more focus. I enjoyed some peaceful time this morning after my work out. I ate breakfast, had coffee and read a book all before my husband and my girls were up. I cherish this down time especially during this time of year. It helped me to reset myself. Lovely readers, what time of day do you work out? Is it difficult for you to fit it in?