When I told my wife that I was planning to wake up at 6am and go for a 4 mile walk she literally snorted. To back her up a little I have a reputation for “sleeping in”. In my defence, I normally stay up until 2am “researching” or working on my next great plan. So, the result of that is I do not normally get out of bed until I absolutely have to. That said, if I have, it’s no problem. I can deal with tired. I might be grumpy but I have been surviving on 5 or 6 hours of sleep. I have been to “tired” to exercise. What an idiot.
So, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve be researching morning routines. I found that the majority of successful people wake up early and get all the stuff they have to do between the hours of 6 and 8. So, a morning routine needs to be formulated. The first and the most mentally gruelling is waking up early and exercising.
This morning, the alarm went off at 6am and I rolled out of bed. I put my shorts and T-shirt on and left the house. I followed a walk my wife and I did the day before to test the FitBit Charge 2. I took my phone so I could track my route (because the Charge 2 uses the phones GPS to track location). The difference with my walk and the day before was that I pushed it a little harder and it was longer.
The morning light was lovely, and it wasn’t raining. I grabbed a few shots of myself for the weekly vlog (coming soon) and I took an occasional peep at my heart rate to ensure that I wasn’t about to pass out or explode. I was fine.
As you exit the green leafy section and turn left up the hill….there is a hill. I walked with determination up it and the result was sweat and heavy breathing. Day one, lesson learned – I am not in good shape. Clearly. That’s what I’m really looking forward to doing in 6 weeks time. Look back at this blog and my video diary and see a difference. Hell I might even be able to have a conversation with someone after walking up that bloody hill.
I doubled the walk I did yesterday by tracing my steps back. I did a very respectable 3.34 miles. Normally I’d be asleep! Ha ha! I also burned through nearly 700 calories. My wife owes me 50p.
So, the new schedule is:
- Get to bed by 22:30 – 23:00
- Get up at 06:00 and be out of the house by 6:30.
- Walk for an hour.
- Return to house and shower.
- Eat breakfast and drink coffee
- Leave house at 08:00 for work.
The end of day one of the fitness schedule saw me eat 43 daily points out of 55. I also earned 30 FitPoints.
Yay! Lets see how tomorrow goes. Rain is forecast! Gonna eat popcorn (9 points!) and watch a film now (Alien Covenant).