So I Said Those Fateful Words Today …


I managed to get up bright and early for my walk with my friend Christy—I actually woke up before my alarm was supposed to go off! And while 7:15 a.m. probably sounds like a normal wake-up time to a lot of people, I can’t remember the last time I was up so early in the day, as in up and about and doing things like, you know, moving around.

We met at 8:10 a.m. and walked together for a little over an hour. Then I race walked the ten minutes it took me to get home. It’s just a little after 10:30 a.m. right now and I am absolutely bursting with energy!

It was SO much fun, we’ve decided to meet up every Friday morning. Plus I want to walk every morning, so I’m planning on walking by myself all the other days, too. This energy I’m feeling is just amazing!

But for Christy, our walk today was really later than she’d like. She runs a food business and usually has meetings scheduled on Friday mornings.

So yes, as we were discussing  meeting up next Friday, I said those fateful words.

“Why, yes, I can meet you at 7:15 am on Fridays.”

I know, right? I ACTUALLY SAID THIS.

But you know what? I think I can do it. I really think I can start getting up at 6:30 am.

But just in case, if you all could send early-morning-wakefulness vibes my way, it would be much appreciated.

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11 thoughts on “So I Said Those Fateful Words Today …

  1. Ti

    I like waking up early. I feel as if I have a full day to do things.

    You did well today! Race walked, even? Good for you. I have that doc appt this afternoon and then off I go to pack for Palm Springs. The Teen is still not 100%. We’ll make the best of it.

    1. Belle Wong Post author

      I just can’t believe how much energy I have, Ti! I am determined to add this early morning walking habit to my life. I have this feeling it will totally change my life (okay, big expectations, I know, but I do feel like I’ve drunk some magic energy elixir or something!).

      I hope the Teen feels better soon. Keeping my fingers crossed for him for that big audition next week!

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    It’s a great way to start your morning – it will awaken your mind and body.
    Although if I didn’t have to get up at five in the morning for work, I would’ve rouse before nine any morning except Sunday.

  3. Kay

    Good for you!! I am an early riser every day. Usually up by 5AM. And it is best to get your walk in early and then think how good you’ll feel about yourself for the rest of the day. Enjoy!

  4. Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

    I’m not a morning person so the days I have to get up to walk our dog because my husband isn’t here are rough. Those are the days I chug caffeine like it’s going out of style and sometimes fall asleep mid-afternoon. Good for you for being energized afterwards! Thinking I need to start going to bed earlier as I’m jealous of you morning people being so energetic! 😉

  5. Heidenkind

    Good luck! It’s only one day a week so I’m sure you can do it.

    Today I woke up at 10am after going to bed at 6:30am. SO TIRED.

  6. Athira

    Oh yay! So glad you got to go walking with your friend. I was wondering how it went. I’ve been up before 6am for the past few weeks. I would love to go back and sleep but somehow really struggle with that. This is despite sleeping past 11pm or 12am most nights. I will be glad when I get my sleep back.


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