I'm going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Before you read my post, make sure your read this post first to know the reasons behind me climbing the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere. I'll be honest, I have been so chilled about getting fit because in my eye December is so far away! Until the day my dad made a suggestion that we go in September. His reasons were valid enough to agree to it. He said this way we can, and take note this is from someone that recently climbed this very mountain.... he said: "so that we can enjoy our December holiday." His words have left me a little worried ... but I'm still going to climb Kilimanjaro! Let's worry about that when we get there, right? Right!
Training I decided to first go on holiday. I think I deserve a good rest before the hardcore games begin. So I did. We went away during the school holidays and that's exactly what I did, I rested. As soon as we came back I spoke to my mom and got some advice from her, seeing that she had also climbed the mountain. Her advice was .... as long as your legs are strong, you'll be fine. So I figured what better way to prepare than the way of Insanity by Shaun T. FYI - the "T" stands for transformation.
In order for me to have enough time for a good workout I needed to make sure I do this before anyone wakes up in my household.
I had to cancel my personal training with my trainer. Sad moment but vital for my journey towards Kilimanjaro.
Change my "going to bed" times.
Change my alarm clock times.
Add more protein to my diet.
Stay more hydrated.
My new schedule:
Be awake by 4:30am
Get started as early as possible.
Get back before anyone realises I left.
Wake my kids and get them ready for school.
DON'T BE LATE! Anyone can change their schedule to make time for a healthier more balanced life. It won’t be easy, especially in the beginning, but if you plan it, fit it in where you think you can ... then anything is possible. I'm not going to lie, it hasn't been easy. It's a long day, but it's not impossible. Also, the more the weather is changing the harder it is to get out of bed. I'm sure once my brain has registered that it's nearly winter, it will become easier. This is me before 5am in the mornings.