I’m going to the gym every day before work for 30 days, and today was day 7 (which makes 5 trips to the gym). Because I’m going before work, I’m also getting up at 6am, which is unusual in the tech world. Here’s how it’s going:
I feel great. I figured that exercise would make me feel good, but I was worried about not getting enough sleep. I’m getting to around 10:30 or 11, which is when I get sleepy, and it’s plenty of sleep. I wake up at six refreshed and ready to start a new day.
In fact, I used to go to bed about an hour later, get up about an hour later, and have to drag myself out of bed, so I’d say the exercise is making me less tired.
By the end of the day, I’m exhausted. I feel great through the morning. After lunch I hit a slump that I haven’t been able to beat. By the end of the day, I feel like I’ve done a full day’s work, and I’m done. I’m ready to relax, clean up a bit, eat something, and go to bed.
So far, very positive. I haven’t tried to do much with my evenings, though. I think I’d be up for socializing with friends, which I find restorative, but maybe not networking and meeting new people. I’ll find out this week—I’ve got a number of things planed for my evenings.