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Our First Morning Workout!

Today we woke up bright and early at 5AM for our first morning workout.  We were actually in bed by 9PM for the first time.  Woohoo! It felt so good to get an ample amount of sleep and still wake up early. 

We were out the door by about 5:20. 

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We’re fortunate enough to have a gym at our apartment, so we go there to do the Couch to 5K program.  We planned to start last night, but it was PACKED.  Not one machine was available, and we didn’t want to wait until it was too late because we knew we wouldn’t wake up early.

This morning, however, we had the whole gym to ourselves. I think this time will work out perfectly. 🙂

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We quickly realized one of the treadmills is currently down, but we didn’t let that stop us.  While one of us did Couch to 5K on the treadmill, the other did stretches and floor exercises.  Eventually we want to add a strength training program, so any suggestions are more than welcome.  We are complete newbies.

After the gym, we came home and each ate half a banana to refuel (or fuel for the first time today).  Tomorrow, we will eat something small before working out.

Then we did Angela’s Whittle My Middle exercises.  Holy cow!  Those definitely showed us how badly out of shape we both are.  It’ll be interesting to see our progress as we continue doing it every day. 

Here are today’s results:

  Dustin Tracy
Front Plank 60s 40s
Side Plank 30s each side 30s each side
Torso Twists 15 reps 15 reps
Plank ups FAIL FAIL
Boat pose 15 reps 30s hold
Bicycle 2 sets of 30 reps 2 sets of 30 reps
Side plank w/ twists 8 reps 8 reps

We both had issues with the plank-ups.  I think we need to build up some more arm strength, but rest assured, we will be able to do them by the end of this challenge!

Check out Angela’s page at Oh She Glows if you’re interested in participating or learning more about the exercises we’ll be doing. 

Although we felt sore after it was all said and done, it feels amazing to have accomplished so much before the start of the day.

We were starving, so we cooked up some more whole wheat pancakes and vegetable egg scrambles—can’t get enough of them.

I had one egg (with Siracha) and two small pancakes:

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Dustin had two eggs and two bigger pancakes:

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He is loving his new Habanero hot sauce he got for Christmas:

DSCN3017 Time to shower and get ready for the day.  I promise our goals post is coming…they are already written.  🙂

Have a good morning!

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One Response

  1. Great first work out! 5am! No idea how you did that. My brain can only think “more sleepy…” at that point. Yay you two! 🙂

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