Setting goals are so important when we want to start making (or maintain) healthy habits in our lives. When we don’t have something to work towards it can be much more difficult to get where we want to be if we haven’t even really figured out where that is.
In September before I started reset:breathe and I had publicly committed to getting up Monday – Friday and streaming live workouts at 5:30 am, I was a bit terrified. I used to think any number that started with a 5 and came with “am” at the end was ungodly and torturous and I had zero understanding how people would get up then by choice. I have 4 kids who don’t sleep well and have kept me up most hours of the night for a number of years, so actually choosing to get up in that five time zone was just crazy to me. I guess you could say I had no idea what I was in for.
Almost three months later, and 56 workouts in to reset:breathe (still can’t believe that) I have to say I’m in awe how this routine has become one of the absolute best parts of my day. I set my alarm for 5:00 am and go and nurse my youngest in hopes he will stay sleeping a little longer. Then I get dressed and head downstairs to the kitchen where I check to make sure my coffee is ready to brew, I fill up my water bottle, add two drop of doTERRA lemon and drink most or all of it in a few minutes. I add a swipe of peppermint to my temples and head downstairs for the workout.
When I turn the lights on in my studio, I start to feel alive. Okay maybe “alive” is a stretch but you could say I start to feel human. I add two drops of peppermint and wild orange to my diffuser and let that fill the air as I set up the camera, write the workout on my white board and lace up my sneakers (or set up my mat).
I press “live” at 5:30 am and then we are off. It takes about 30 seconds for the morning team to join but when I see those numbers pop up on the camera screen, my motivation sores (for real). The thirty minutes flies by, I say that with full sincerity and when we are finished, the perspective, positivity and pride I feel is indescribable. Then, my favorite part, it going upstairs and making my bulletproof, butter coffee and sipping it while I read the comments back from those who were on with me live. Sometimes I get a few minutes of quiet before my kids wake up and other days I drink coffee over their warm little bodies and have a good morning cuddle on the couch. I never thought I would say this, but I love my mornings more then I ever thought a person could. I get asked all the time if I’ll always do the workouts myself at 5:30 am and all I can say to that right now is, I hope so. As long as I can, I hope so.