So the other day in work, I was in a meeting with around 10 close colleagues and the conversation got onto exercise, and specifically having enough time to exercise… or in the other persons life … apparently ‘not having enough time to exercise.’
The reasons (excuses) came out and then I was asked if I’d been for a run that morning (luckily I had), as they expected I would have been.
So I said, ‘yes, up at 630am for 5 miles before breakfast’… (maybe with a bit of smugness deep down.)
Then I was asked what time I go to bed at to get up that early… and my answer of ‘around 10pm’ was almost laughed at, as clearly being too early a time for an adult to go to bed at.
But you know what? I don’t mind. I don’t mind being different. I never have. I love getting up early to run or train, and to do that I need to get to bed ‘early’.
I’ve written about making time to exercise before: https://lornpearsontrains.co.uk/2014/02/13/11m-i-made-time-for-it/
Now I know I don’t have kids, or dogs, and I only work full time. But I still sometimes get up at 5am to get out running as I prefer it to running at night. And to do that I go to bed maybe 9 or 10 at night. I make time. 🙂
I’m what they call a ‘lark’ as opposed to an ‘owl’ and I’m more than comfortable with that. I’m also proud to say I run consistently, 3-4 times a week and I’m fit and healthy and happy.
Mind you, my sister once asked me ‘how do you fit your training into your life?’ Then she answered her own question by saying, ‘you don’t fit it in, you fit your life around your exercise’.
Exercise is important to me and as a result it slots quite nicely into most days for me. I enjoy it. I love it. It’s a big part of me and my life (and Fit Girls life).
Easy Peasy, where’s my Garmin and trainers?
Just thought I’d share that with you. 🙂
How do you fit exercise in? Or do you fit your life in around your exercise too?