I want to make a small confession.
I'm not a morning person.
I just pretend to be one on a fairly regular basis.
I think morning people are the most productive kind of people I know.
If I can think of two words to describe me, it's productive and efficient.
Not the most elegant descriptive words, but they are pretty spot on.
I don't think I can be either, without waking up early and scheduling my time wisely.
For the past five years I have made working out at the gym a priority.
It became quite obvious that the best schedule for me to make time at the gym was to go before the kids woke up.
My youngest son didn't sleep through the night until he was 3.
My daughter was 2.
I didn't have much uninterrupted sleep for the first eight years of parenthood.
I relished every drop of shut eye I got.
Waking up early to work out seemed like the most awful solution.
But, I got in to a habit and working out was a part of my daily life.
I needed to make time for it.