For about a year now Matt and I have been members of the YMCA and every once in a while I will post about something that I am learning or experiencing there. Today I realized something...
I have been taking the 6AM classes regularly and there a core group of people who are there each time. We have become a sort of community in ourselves. We have jokes, we commiserate about tough work outs, we encourage one another, and some people have even come out to support fundraisers that I am apart of.
However, I don't really HAVE to be anywhere early in the morning and started considering sleeping in a bit more. This seemed like a good plan because the Y offered some new classes on Monday and Tuesday that don't start until 7 or 7:15. I thought to myself, an extra hour or so of sleep sounds excellent. I'll try them out and see how it goes. Well, I did that yesterday and today.
Don't get me wrong the work outs were great, but it just wasn't the same. I found myself passing by the people I know on their way out the door and my way in. I was one of only a couple people in 7AM classes and missed the communal aspect. I realized that exercise for me has changed from a get in burn some calories and get out mentality. Now I love the process, I am enjoying other people as well as the work out.
All of that to say, I think my 5:30 alarm will keep ringing... the more I am getting "older and wiser" :) The more I am learning that life is about the process.