Not so much.
A few months back, I started getting up early to exercise. It was working well, but then Dad got sick and I fell out of the habit.
I fell out of A LOT of habits during that time.
I always complain that there is never enough time to exercise. There really isn't. At least not during my regular day time hours. By the time I get off work, I am exhausted. Then I still have to cook dinner, clean up the house, sometimes do laundry, take Dad to church or other evening activities. There is something to do every night. Exercise gets put on the back burner.
It took a bit of convincing myself, but for the last week I have been waking up at 5am to exercise. I usually wake up for work at 6:30 (I used to take a shower the night before.). By waking up at 5, this gives me an hour to exercise, 30 minutes to shower and blow dry my hair, and then I continue getting ready for work like normal from 6:30 on.
The result so far? I lost 4 lbs. last week. The scale finally took a good jump in the right direction.
I don't look very pretty at 5 in the morning. This was me this morning.
I swear my lips didn't look like this!!! I think it's my chapstick reflecting or something. LOL!
I decided to try something new today. There is this setting on the elliptical called Mix 3. It does a full body workout. It starts you off doing regular forward strides. About every minute and a half, it switches. You stride forward, then backward, then you stand on the side and do your arms. Then it switches it up more - you stride forward and lift your heels. You stride backward and lift your toes. You pull your arms; then push them. I did 15 minutes and was completely pooped! I had to stop and sit for a minute. Then I did 10 minutes on the recumbent bicycle and situps/pushups.
By 6AM, I am usually done. I do about 30-45 minutes of exercise. I only did 30 minutes today. It was a bit of a rough start.
I've found that 90% of my weight loss battle is not wanting to do something, but forcing myself to do it anyway. This appears to be working well for me. I just make sure I am in bed by 10 or 10:30 and getting up at 5 isn't so terrible.