The Magic of Repetition

I’ve been waking up every morning for two weeks at 6:15. There was only one snafu, and that was on me. I mean, the weekends are also sacred, so those are days off, just because I have time to do my routine later in the day. Back on track.

So I wake up at 6:15. In two weeks I want this to be 5:30. Bracing myself.

When I wake up, I go downstairs, start the coffee, and do stretches. Salutation to the sun. Though I just looked up videos, and apparently Wii Fit did a super modified version of the stretch. I will have to modify going forward.

Either way, at a point you reach for your toes. When I first started, as I breathed out, I could get maybe halfway down my shins. This is what I’d expect.

Today as I went into my third rotation, I touched the floor. I gained an extra eight inches of flexibility after two weeks of doing this. Imagine what will happen now that I’m doing it right! I feel like a putz.

After that I go and write for an hour, give or take. Really it’s 45 minutes. Once I wake up at 5:30 it will be an hour. That or I’ll workout in the morning, then write in the evening. Though then the writing usually gets eaten up by Paragon and I feel horrible.

Anyway! Get into a habit. It’s amazing what very little time in that habit can look like. Sometimes it looks like eight inches. Innuendo intended.

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4 responses to “The Magic of Repetition

  1. That sounds like a great morning routine! I need to create one of those. I follow this instagram account called before5am club and they’re always posting these inspiring things about waking up super early… I still don’t usually get up until 730/8 though..

    • I saw your organization issues! I have those too. The routine helps a lot, at least in focusing me. While the first week it was horrific, now it’s sort of my moment of center. I do hope you can find a routine.

  2. You did such a better job at stretching than I. My “stretching” comes from the need of to get off the floor after rolling out of bed. A push-up. I basically do a push-up.

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