4:30: Pete's alarm goes off. I think I woke up. I mean, I might have woke up. Or maybe not.
4:40: My alarm goes off. I think I woke up. I mean, the only reason I know I woke up is because my phone was laying on my pillow the next time I work up and the cord was stretched across my neck.
4:45: I woke up, checked the time and rolled over. I am not going to the gym. I just got to sleep about 4.5 hours ago. This is nuts!
4:47: I woke up to a wet tongue in my ear and it wasn't Pete, it was the schnauzer. No way I'm going to the gym. Leave me alone dog and everyone go back to sleep.
4:48: I woke up and rolled back over. Should I go to the gym? Crazy talk.
4:49: Rolled back over and felt for Pete. Yep, he's still sleeping so I can sleep too. Ahhhhhhh.
4:50: Wait. I only went to the gym once last week. Had the same feeling on Tuesday morning that I do now and never went back. I'm a quitter. A one day a weeker. I can't do this.
4:51: Hey, what if you just do it? I mean what harm is there really in just getting up, getting dressed and going? What can I lose?
4:52: Fine. I'll go, but I don't like it.
4:53: Jump out of bed. Wet my random stick up hairs down, get dressed.
4:54: Run downstairs & let the dog out. Bring the dog back up to bed with Pete. Ahhh BED! No, gym.
4:54: Grab banana, water bottle, keys, gym card and phone.
5:11: Arrive at gym and proudly walk in. See you can do this!
5:12: Realize I forgot my water bottle in the car. I should get it. No, they have water up there, just go and get going!
5:13: Get on treadmill. Start moving.
5:22: Accidentally hit "cool down" on the new treadmill that I'm not used to and stop the thing. I should just give up. NO! Stick with it. Press start.
5:23: Pressed start. Feeling good.
5:30-5:45: Actually do intervals of jogging and walking. Feet hurt, but I'm not giving up now.
5:46: Walk out of the gym with 375 less calories, 30 minutes of accomplishment and a smile.