Tell us about something you know you should do . . . but don’t. – Daily Prompt
Something that I should do but don’t is to get up early to have time before work to go work out.
Exercising is a habit that I should really get into the habit of doing. Plus I have an urge to be able to run in a 5K. You just can’t show up one day and run a 5K with no training or build up to the event. I have a wonderful program on my phone called Couch to 5K which seems like it would be an easy way to build up to running a 5K. I have thought about just signing up for a 5K ahead of time as something to force me to get working on it. But then I am not sure that would work either.
The only time that I have on a regular basis to do it without taking time away from my daughter would be in the morning before I go to work. In the evening when I get off work I only have a couple hours with my daughter before she has to be in bed. If I took some of that time to exercise then I would be missing out on time with her each evening. And then there are the evenings when she has activities going on. My wife works evenings so I can’t go after she is in bed since she can’t be left alone.
So the best time would be in the morning. Unfortunately I am NOT a morning person. I am the type who stays in bed until the very last minute when I have to get up in order to be at work on time. Or wherever else I need to be. Especially in the winter months when it’s so warm and cozy in bed, especially now that we have a heated mattress pad.
Ideally I would get up about 6 or so to allow for time to go to the gym and then shower then come back home to shower and dress to get ready for work. I could sleep a little later if I wanted to go straight from the gym to work. The gym has showers. But then I would miss being able to hug and kiss my daughter and wife goodbye in the mornings.
So in the meantime I suppose I will just continue telling myself I am going to start the habit next week. And maybe one of these weeks it will actually take hold.