We had friends in for dinner last night. The wife mentioned she was going to the gym at 6:30 this morning. I offered to meet her. Being expected and not wanting to yield the moral high ground gave me the turbo burst I needed. There were quite a few cars in the lot but Planet Fitness has a ton of machines and enough weight benches so that was okay. It wasn't very difficult, and I got home fully dressed and alert around the time I'm usually getting to my feet like a mummy with a hangover. And now I don't have to worry guiltily about when I'm working out.
On the way back from driving my son to school I heard yet another report on NPR about how exercise enlarges your hippocampus (you want this, apparently) and improves memory even if you are an old duffer.
So here's the plan: for this week only, M-F, I am pledging to go at 6:25 every morning and get it done before it gets ploughed off by the day's events. No matter what other factors are out of my control, I can do that.
Got any tips or hacks for getting your workouts done? I'm all ears.