Thatâ€™s what I used to tell my Mom on school mornings. Back then I had to be up by 8:00 a.m. in order to be at school by 9:00 a.m. But, after having already hit the snooze button for 30 minutes, Iâ€™d alsoÂ hitÂ the point of no return. Just a couple minutes past 8:00 a.m. would render me racing to school hungry and late.
I felt like that again today as Phil nudged me to get up for my 4:45 a.m. wake-up call. This getting up early thing is TOUGH! How in the world do people maintain thisÂ andÂ function throughout the day?
For me, my saving grace has become a $4 white chocolate mocha WITH whipped cream from Starbucks. Â And as I sit here with my warm cup of java and computer with the lake spread out before me, Iâ€™m feeling pleased with myself for another successful early startâ€¦until I seeÂ them.
Out of nowhere I start to see one, two and then dozens of hard-bodied (and some soft), strong-willed, human specimens walking, running and cycling their way into becoming better peopleâ€¦and all at this god-forsaken hour! Even theÂ sunÂ is still asleep.
Iâ€™m imagining fresh air percolating through their lungs while their red, happy hearts beat fast and furious; and then I look over to my tall cup of java (thatâ€™s also infused with white chocolate, syrupâ€¦oh yeahâ€¦and donâ€™t forget the whipped cream) and I realize that Iâ€™ve traded one vice (sleeping in until the girls cry me awake) for another (370 Calories of bittersweet goodness)!
(Gulp)Â I just took another swig of my energy boost, and Iâ€™m thinking that maybe tomorrow Iâ€™ll grab my java, then blog, and then go for an invigorating run (to work off those added calories).
(Sigh)Â OR I can just concentrate on waking up and writing about it! (hee hee)
One thing at a time, right?!?!
Are you trading one vice for another? Have you got a growing list of things to start, stop and change?
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