Monday through Friday, my alarm goes off at 5:04AM. I have two options:
- Get up, go downstairs and exercise.
- Flip the switch, resetting the alarm for 5:39AM.
That’s a gap of thirty five minutes. It’s thirty five minutes of extra sleep or it’s a thirty minute workout.
My goal is to work out three times a week minimum. More would be nice but anything less than three and it’s not a good week.
I don’t do anything too intense. I have a recumbent exercise bike in the basement, so I’ll head downstairs to use that. Sometimes I’ll lift some of the dumbbells that we have down there. During spring and summer months, I’ve been known to walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the sunrise.
But, it all starts with that first decision.