I have always really admired and enjoyed working out with those people who were dedicated to working out at the wee hours of the morning. It is really hard to force yourself out of bed at 4:30ish a.m. to do anything let alone lift weights or do any sort of working out. I find those people more enjoyable to workout with also. They want to be there because no one who dreads working out will be waking up that early to do so. I am a morning person who happens to also be a night owl so I am in a constant struggle of when to go to bed and trying my damnedest to get up in the morning.
A couple months back I was talking to someone about working out and he told me about a guy that he followed on instagram who is pretty hardcore with his regime. He told me how every morning about 4:30ish he takes a picture of his watch and then posts a picture of the aftermath of his workout. Curious and maybe hoping for some motivation I started following @jockowillink on instagram. And was he right on with his description of him.
At first I thought it was funny that he posted his 4:33 am on the dot pics. Then I felt guilty because I have been having a hard time getting up since the time change happened and end up being really hard on myself because of it. Feeling like a failure every time I don’t get up meanwhile thinking of this guy who seems to do it effortlessly. Then I was just annoyed with his dedication and drive (this is actually directed towards myself) to the point of maybe not following this guy any longer. Eff that guy! I am now in a state of acceptance (yes I went through all of the stages of emotion in pretty much a week) that I’m not that guy and I don’t go to bed on time and I don’t consistently get up early every morning. Hell, I don’t always get my prescribed workout in because some days I just don’t fucking feel like it.
I still follow him on instagram because even though his dedication can be annoying (in a good way), it is also motivating and is a good reminder that every morning is a new morning to try my damnedest to get up at the asscrack of dawn to get my workout done. So though I might damn him I really do appreciate the 4:30ish a.m. posts. Keep on posting on @jockowillink!