Operation Crazy Owl

This is my call for encouragement from the ranks!

I went to my follow-up on my meeting a month ago with the trainer at the gym.  And the results were not good.  I gained 5 pounds.  So, at the strong recommendation of the trainer, I’m trying to go to the gym at 5:00 AM.

Yeah.  5 o’clock in the morning.

Also called “What the heck am I doing out of bed already?!”

And, hey!  I did it this morning.  It was really early.  And I was really tired for hours afterward.  But the trainer had some really good points.  I joined the gym to see some changes in my weight.  I met with her to get her help in making that change.  And if what I’m doing isn’t working, I should follow her advice.  And her advice is to join her at the gym at 5:oo in the morning.  Plus, the research I did this morning (all 5 minutes worth) made it sound like working out in the morning has some really great benefits.

So I’m giving it a go.  And I’m making it widely public to all of you so you can help keep me accountable.  Monday through Thursday.  5 AM.  Fridays I’ll go in the afternoon because I’ll have more time.  Except for this Friday because we’re going out of town, so I’ll be there at 5.

I might be a little crazy.  But I’ve hit the point where I’m closer to 250 than 200 pounds and that’s just sad.  What am I doing over 200 pounds?!  What am I doing over 150 pounds?!  I have a lot of work to do.  And if 5 AM is what has to happen in order to lose that weight, then 5 AM is what I have to do.

Oh, boy.

Justin is being fantastically encouraging about it.  He’s wonderful.  But I don’t want to make him have to do all the support because that’s just rough.  So can ya’ll help me, too?

I really need all the help I can get . . . .


  1. Wow. 5:00 a.m. That’s earlier than me. But if that is what it takes to get you losing weight, I guess that is what it takes. Glad to hear you are taking the advice of the expert. I hope she has you doing things that you can see are helping you and that you don’t get stiff and sore and stop going. Good luck.


  2. I tried getting up early to do my running. That lasted a week. Then I decided I could find time in the evening!
    I mentioned this briefly when we were on the phone earlier, but it really seems that losing weight has more to do with what we’re eating than it does with exercise. Exercise can help, but if you don’t change what you eat, it’s nearly impossible to exercise enough to cover those calories.
    What helps you the most in regards to encouragement?

  3. Whoo hoo early bird! I love exercising right away–I think it’s the best feeling in the world to know you’ve started your day right!

    I also would like to know what would be most helpful in terms of encouragement… phone calls, emails, happy thoughts??? 🙂

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