Having a 14 month old (well, she'll be 14 months old in 2 days) in the house made it difficult to wake up at 4:15 and stay awake throughout the day because she needs constant interaction. That is how she learns, that is how she develops, and I was not doing a good job at it. Thanks to my AdvoCare regimen, I was doing better than most, but still, not as good as I would like. Aside from that, my time with my beloved husband was limited because I was going to bed at 8pm. He leaves at 7am for work and arrives home at 5 pm, we put our girl down at 7:30pm for bed, and then I was heading to sleep 30 minutes later. Let's just say, it sometimes caused some unneeded stress and a lack of communication.
Luckily, one of the instructors teaches a fit camp class at the local rec, so I will still receive my dose(s) of torture, but without the 60 yard field and steps to sprint up and down! SWEET! I am sure she has many other ways of tormenting class goers however. I will miss the early morning "Carter-isms." For instance, "if you think this workout is too easy, then you aren't working hard enough." My personal favorite though is, "The exercise you don't do will never benefit you." Simple and profound. Now, when he decides to start a TACFIT class at 5:30 am? I.am.so.there. (Work on that, OK Carter?)
I have not missed the 4:15 am alarm, and I have enjoyed jogging outside the last few days, but I do miss the D1 family (ie: the insane group of individuals who were also there at 5 am). In the last few weeks, through working out there, and sitting in on Carter's Regeneration class at church, I have come to a few realizations. I am finally learning to see myself as God sees me. Yes, I have known this in the past, but now I am believing it. I have been challenged to notice areas of my life where I have been listening to the world rather than God. I am also more in awe of what my body can do, and less worried about how it might appear. And if you have read this blog for a while, you know I have issues with that. There are still improvements to be made, still parts that I am working on changing, but you know what? I am one tough momma.
So, anyone want to flip a tire with me?