Tic tac tic tac … getting up early

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Getting up early again… or at least trying to.

I’ve been back to work for 4 days now, and as it usually goes, the first day went without problem. Got up at 6 o’clock sharp and was ready to get out of the house at 6.45, so I’d be at work at 7. Perfect.
Day 2 didn’t go as easily, rolling out of bed took me bout 10 minutes of convincing myself. Days 3 and 4 were much the same, no matter how early I went into bed. The picture above is from this morning… when I was about to take my breakfast, which clearly shows that I wasn’t making my plan.

The frustrating part of it all is that beginning of the year, I had trained myself to be up at 5.30 and it was great. I managed to do so much stuff in the morning, clean up the kitchen, fold the laundry, prepare the kids’ clothes for school. I was, you won’t believe it, organized! Then came a tougher period in April where I had to do some additional exams while working full-time, and my schedule all got messed up. Not only did I get up at the earliest 6.30 (the alarm clock though still set on 5.30), I also skipped all the other good habits I had going : my lemon hot water in the morning, two to three runs a week, sometimes some ab workout in the evening…

Which means that now it means again starting all over again. And as with the starting running again, it’s all from scratch, which is the most frustrating thing. I always think like : “But hey, I did well once, why do I have to return to the starting point? It’s just not fair!”

Well, it isn’t fair. But I’m determined to start my scheme all over again. Last time I succeeded by getting up earlier some 5 to 10 minutes each week, and it made getting up early a little less hard. I think this time I’m going to do it the same way, bit by bit, but keeping it at 6 in the morning for a while until I get used to it again…

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