Thursday, January 12, 2012

I did it! And plan to do it again!

Guess what? This morning, at the dark hour of 5:30 a.m., I dragged myself out of bed (not that hard actually) and went to a yoga class at 6 a.m.!

I did it! And it felt great!

My plan was to start slow, and not scare my body too much on the first try with something too intense. So yoga seemed perfect. What a lovely way to start the day. I found it slightly ironic that we were doing sun salutations in a room filled with windows without the slightest hint of sun -- but whatever, the darkness was nice too.

I'm going to try and incorporate lots of different classes into these morning workouts. The gym I attend offers hot yoga three times a week, a cardio/strength class three times per week, spinning classes four times per week and a regular yoga class once per week – all at 6 a.m. So lots of variety!

I'm excited to continue and see results of my efforts in a few months.


  1. Great work Rae! So what's your secret to getting up earlier? Going to bed earlier? :) If you are going to Goodlife, I recommend their spin class...of course it will depend on instructor, but the music they have is always awesome (Goodlife gives the instructors different 'releases' of music to use).

    1. I used to go to Goodlife, but I switched last year to a new gym in town called the Athletic Club. I think they are only in Ontario and mainly in southern Ontario, but they built two in Ottawa last year. They are huge two-storey monster gyms, 2 pools, 5-6 group exercise rooms. Anyway, I like it.