My sister-in-law Melanie and I (Happy Birthday Mel!) have been TRYING to be morning people. We both are not -- AT ALL. But with me carrying around my baby weight (can I still call it that 14 months after giving birth?) and Mel wanting to get back to her pre baby body (she's dang close) we have attempted to hit a 5:45 AM Jazzercise class. Yes Jazzercise! Let's just say its a struggle for both of us.
What amazes me is all the people at the gym at this time - everyday! I wonder how they do it? I know I'm not the only mom with kids tha don't sleep through the night. I'm not the only mom who has to sneak out of my own bed so I don't wake up the 1 year old sleeping next to me. I know I'm not the only mom who stays up late working on projects. (Or am I?) So how come I can't get my butt out of bed every morning? How do these people do this daily?
I have to say - I felt like a real mom since beginning my early morning adventure. Went to workout, came home and jumped in bed with a sleeping Jake to wake him up for his first day of school. We snuggled and talked for a bit, before making a warm breakfast of eggs and bacon. We than took our time getting ready for school, watch a cartoon or two, and went off to school happy. Isn't it odd that I didn't feel like a mom until I was up making breakfast for my kid to go to school? I think I've been a mom all along, but something about sending my kid to school made it more official. Odd I know.
Jazzercise classes may come and go - but I do think starting my day off with a little workout and a happy kid off to school might be the way to go about this life I'm leading. I can't guarantee that I'll wake up happy, or that I won't need a nap by noon, but I'm gonna try to keep this workout a live! I may even one day become a morning person.....but probably not.