"Never Say Never!"

This past week I’ve been doing something I never thought I’d do, and I waited until I’d done it at least a week before telling y’all about it in case I quit.

I’ve been getting up at 5:30 am to do my devotions before getting my kids up for school. I’ve started this so I can go to the gym directly after taking them to school and get on with my day.
I know two ladies who get up between 5:00 – 5:30 am to make time to get their exercise and morning time in before they have to take care of their households and I’ve always thought:
  • “I’ll never be able to get up that early!”
  • “There’s no way!”
  • “If I have to get up that early I’ll never get exercise done.”
Well, let me tell you…it’s interesting how life turns out sometimes. After much thinking, planning and even praying I’ve realized that it would be very good for me distracted housewife extraordinaire to get up early to pray and then head towards the gym after dropping off my kids at school.
Yes, this is early, and yes, there have been a few mornings I didn’t want to get up, but two things have helped me:
  • My husband is leaving for work at that time and now leaves the light on to help me start waking up.
  • I know that my day will go much better getting up and taking care of business earlier in the day.
It has been working out very well so far, and I’m really enjoying the extra time to allow for a gym workout and still feel like I have the time needed in my day to do my “mommy chores” while the kids are at school.
I have committed to doing this for every weekday in February, but if it continues to work well I plan on keeping it up through the end of the school year for sure.
So, again I say..it’s so true, “Never say never!” Change is possible; me getting up at 5:30 is proof of that. 🙂

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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4 Responses to "Never Say Never!"

  1. Lori Lynn says:

    I need to get back to getting up at 5 a.m. to exercise. I feel a lot better when I do, but it's just a matter of getting out of bed to do it!
    Good for you!


  2. E. Jane says:

    Sometimes we surprise ourselves with what we can do.


  3. Great job! Sometimes just finding that extra time for yourself gets things to go so much smoother the rest of the day.


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