This past Wednesday was week four of free fit. Two sessions at 5:00 am, two session at 5:30. I knew when I started this it would be hard waking up in the morning and being a co-leader of Free Fit, it would mean that I didn’t have an excuse to not go. The concept that free fit is based on consistently every week, on Wednesday mornings, rain, shine, snow or whatever a free workout will take place. Before I started Free Fit I had the opportunity to chat with a November Project co-leader about the struggles of waking up and showing up and leading. Her response: “its only 4 days a month, its once a week that you are getting up and after you get into it, believe me, you will look forward to those mornings and then you will want more”
So I set a goal, I was going to commit to this for at least 4 times, 4 days out of 30 I would wake up early, bring my camera and set out to do a 30 min workout with whomever showed up. After four weeks if this wasn’t working I would shut things down and go back to my mornings of snoozing. Week one sucked. Getting out of bed sucked, being cold in the morning sucked, dragging myself up and down the stairs sucked but by the time the end of the workout came around I was so prepped for the day. Week 2, I got to carry a bit of that positivity but the initial getting out of bed was still terrible. Week 3, a little better and by week 4, this week; I was looking forward to being their.
I look forward to 5:00 am Wednesday mornings when my alarm goes off. Its only been 4 sessions and I am already excited for session 5, 6, 15, 100. I get it, I understand how a program like November project catches on, I understand how good it feels to be active in the morning and how that invigorates the rest of your day.
I also understand how much it sucks to start something new, how easy it is to roll over and not come, how insane a 5:30 am workout seems. But I challenge you to give yourself 4 days, 4 days in the next month to come, once a week, you defy your mind, body and alarm clock and you show up.
See you on Wednesday.