It’s 5:00 am — well, 4:45 to be exact.
There’s no hockey practice, no soccer games, no piano lessons.
There’s no happy hour, no one-more-thing at work, no getting stuck in traffic.
There’s just me and the alarm.
I don’t need to hear the reasons – I know them all by heart. All boiling down to one simple truth: I am a better version of myself when I exercise.
Just me and the alarm and a commitment I made.
The commitment to myself is, of course, most important and yet has never been enough. So I made a commitment to a friend. And to a group of women who will, I hope, become friends.
At 5:00 am, I will get dressed and leave the house. I will go spend 45 minutes with my friend and these women. I will exercise with them, but I will do it for myself; for my sanity; for my family.
I will become a better version of myself because I deserve it; my kids deserve it; my husband deserves it.
Just me and the alarm and the promise of a better me. I win.
*Note: I didn’t actually write this at 5:00 am, but I totally thought it.