Early morning abs.

Last night I had a staff meeting at work. One of my supervisors asked what type of snacks we would want for the meeting and I suggested a fruit tray and water. The first person to walk into the meeting asked if I had brought the food…

Even though it was extremely accurate. To be fair, they got Smarties, Munchies, KitKat bars, Mars bars, and a cheese tray as well, so I was simply requesting that there be something healthy there. 

This morning it was far too scary and dark to go for a walk outside, although that was my original plan. I opted for a little ab workout instead. Remember the 8-minute ab video? So easy to pull up on Youtube and get some good ab burnin’ in. You can also split screen it with last night’s NEW episode of the Big Bang Theory and multitask like a champ.

Yes, I did the ab video in my pajamas. I wasn’t doing any cardio or working up a major sweat so I just did 20 minutes of abs in my pj’s. Practically the only reason I did an ab workout was so that I could continue to lie horizontally and not have to actually get up for the day yet. 

In addition to two rounds of 8-minute abs, I did some glute bridges and side leg raises to strengthen my hips. I do 30 on each side with no rest. When I first started doing these in April when I was injured, I couldn’t get through the whole set of 30 on either side without stopping for a break! I guess it means my abductors are getting stronger because I can do it on both sides now with no rest!

I also did my wall sit. OVER FIVE MINUTES. I only have one week left of this challenge and so far it is going well. It’s tough going in each day and knowing I have to sit there for a while to even get close to beating yesterday’s record but I love the challenge of it. I can feel my quads getting more sore stronger each day.

Getting up early to workout is really tough, especially when I am cramped for time and my bed is infinitely more comfortable in the morning. I am glad I got a little tiny itty bitty workout in, even if it was just laying on the floor doing crunches for a few minutes. I think next time I might try and do Jillian’s 30-day Shred workout which is only 20 minutes and a really good short and sweaty workout!

Yesterday I cycled on the stationary bike at the gym for 60 minutes (not as good as spinning that’s for sure) and then hit up the pool for an 1100m swim. Going swimming alone is not as fun as going with friends… so if you guys could join me at the pool next time that would be great 😉

If you are short on time or just want to get a quick workout in, what do you do?


  1. I do core stuff too and do similar hip strengthening exercises since I’m recovering from my knee injury. I like to get it done in the morning before the start of the day but it doesn’t always work out that way. Like this morning for instance when I had to be at work at 4:30am (that should be illegal btw). You’re doing great with the wall sit challenge! I’m using you as inspiration. I haven’t made it past 4 minutes yet…one day soon (hopefully).

  2. I’ve always said morning darkness is way more scary thanks night time. I’m not sure why but it is. I usually go straight for core as well when I’m going to something fast.

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