And the sunrise!
I decided on a whim last night to attend a local group fitness class that met at 5:30 this morning! I woke up around 3 and spent the next two hours in a half-awake/half-asleep state thinking/dreaming of how I was going to get out of going to the class. I had already told my friend, the instructor, that I would be there. I had fought it so much, that by the time my alarm went off at 5:00 I was practically wide awake so I got up and went! Yay me!
I have been wanting to add some strength training to my weekly routine but it just seems so unlikely that I can squeeze one more thing in my day. Okay, that might be a tad bit dramatic. Let's just say it would be a challenge. I have been trying to ignore the 5:30 am Total Body Toning class that is just what I need but I am glad I finally gave in.
It was really hard for me because I haven't done any type of weight training in a while. We're only talking 3 lb. weights here, but it was still a really intense workout. I followed it up with a 2 mile walk/jog home. The breeze was unexpected and very appreciated as temperatures have already been exceeding the 100 mark pretty regularly. Muy Calienté!
My favorite moments of the morning were first, experiencing the magical beauty of a full moon on my way to the class and then watching the sun rise as I walked back home. What a way to begin the day! I completed my special time with a glass of perfect iced coffee, thanks to Pioneer Woman.