5 AM = Worst time of the Day

Oh, Grumpy Cat, you get me!
Oh, Grumpy Cat, you get me!

My alarm clock goes off at 5 AM Monday-Thursday. To me, this is wicked early. Too early, especially this time of year because there are legit hours until the sun wakes up. Many days, I drift back to sleep for an hour or so while the BF showers and gets ready and then he kindly wakes me up at 6 AM.

KC wakes up in the best mood. He greets the day with a smile. When I complain about how early it is he is empathetic and says “You’ll wake up and feel better.” LIES! Well, I guess not lies. An hour after waking up (and having 2- 3 cups of coffee) I do feel somewhat human.

Today, my alarm went off at 5 AM, per usual. My gym bag was packed so I would have time to run and do strength training at the gym. KC woke up in a glorious mood as I bargained with him. “Ok, you go to the bathroom and I will just lay here…” He did, and then in his annoying nice and patient way woke me back up and reminded me how I want to go to the gym in the morning since it was going to rain/ snow later (only in New England I swear!).

This is kind of true...
This is kind of true…

Under protest I got out of bed and drove to the gym half asleep. I had a very good work out of running and strength training. My biggest victory was on the scale when I weighed myself (in clothes mind you) and saw that the number was 148.5. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Such a relief!

Never thought I would be so happy to see THAT number. When I met KC I was weighing 133lbs and hoping to lose 5lbs… Now I would be so stoked to be at 133 again… Weight is a funny thing.

I remember looking at old photos with my mom (years ago) and commenting on how pretty she looked at my christening. She reminisced about feeling so fat that day and looking back at how amazing she looked, it was silly she wasted energy feeling uncomfortable.  It’s all relative, I suppose!

sorry my repeated gym check in make you feel lazyBack to the whole 5 AM thang…. I am not talking about this just to brag about my early morning workout (but yes I am bragging). I want to know at what point will I get used to waking up at this ungodly hour? I have been waking up between 5-6 for TWO YEARS now and it still is terrible. When will it become bearable? Why does it not bother KC?

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