My alarm is set for 5:35 every week day morning
I naturally get up at 5:25 every week day morning
I go to the washroom, brush my teeth and splash my face with warm water
I put on my gym clothes that I put on the stairs the night before
I fill my water bottle(s)
I head to the gym
It takes me 8 minutes (new location)
In those 8 minutes, I set my intention for my workout (finish strong, don't let your mind give in before your body does, pay attention to form, encourage your fellow gym-lleagues...)
During my workout - I focus on all of the above.
I get my arse kicked by Vicki who did a whole extra round and finished 30-ish seconds after I did (Love having people around who are faster, this way I push myself)
I overhear one of the girls who came for the 7am class talking to my instructor - saying, look how great she's doing, she's awesome. My instructor says - I just told her this morning how much she's improved, and I think I need to keep pushing her for her to do her best, like throwing in a little competition, I can't wait to see what she continues to do.
Side note: this is totally true, and one of the reasons why I think I loved running (you can time yourself, and then beat your time!) and now crossfit (timed workouts, how many rounds you can do in a certain time, or how long it takes you to do a certain workout) - it gives me a baseline to which I can compare how I am improving.
See how wonderful my gym is? Everyone IS encouraging. Even the elite people are encouraging as heck (as I was finishing up a workout, two "elite" crossfitters were watching me and one of the girls said - keep it up Christy, you are making it look easy!) Which I am SURE I wasn't (I was dyyyinnnnggg) but it's the encouragement I love & thrive on.
And then, I almost always skip the stretching session because it's already 6:50. I jump in my car, boot it home listening to loud music.
I have no idea what the point of this post was, I guess my random morning thoughts.