Early Morning Boot Camp

Life List #45 - Get Healthy

There’s something about 4:30 a.m. that sounds so….early. I’m not a morning person and typically wait until the last possible second to get up - so I haven’t really seen 4:30 a.m. in many years. For the doubters out there, it does exist. I got up…on purpose …at 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning.

Wait. It gets better.

To EXERCISE. (it’s been awhile).

Ed didn’t think I could do it. So much so that he’s promised me a Vespa if I attend boot camp at 5 a.m. twice a week for a month.

Here’s how it went down.

We were at a pool party a couple days ago and my friend Patti and I had gotten a good deal on a month of unlimited boot camp attendance on Groupon. (I’m really, really out of shape and “get healthy” is on my life list. I haven’t felt good for about a year now and it’s time to do something about it. And also, I love getting a good deal on Groupon.)

So we were telling the group about our plans and Ed starting choking on his chicken.

Not because he doesn’t believe I can get in shape. I ran a marathon in 1999…it can be done! But because (and I quote) “there’s no way in hell you are going to get up that early.”

And so to sweeten the pot, one of my friends suggested I get a prize if I’m successful for a month. He said whatever I wanted. And folks, you know how bad I’ve wanted a Vespa. For like 10 years I’ve wanted a Vespa.

So I said….”how about a Vespa?”

And he said “sure, I’ll get you a Vespa.”

And I said, “you really, really don’t think I can do this, do you? (because we really, really don’t have money for a Vespa).

And he said, “no.”

And so it was done.

5 a.m. boot camp. i was there. and I sweated. and sweared.

I really want that Vespa, ya’ll.


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