It's 6:49 Friday morning and my workout is checked off the to-do list.
I really like to exercise. Maybe not waking up so early but the activity and feeling of accomplishment afterwards are priceless. I also like to eat. A lot. I joke that we are a family of foodies.
So in January Aaron and I joined Orange Theory and try and go 3-4 times a week at the crack of dawn before work.
The idea is that you wear heart rate monitors to gauge your level of activity thru heart rate and then you're given a performance summary of calories burned and splat points which are minutes spent in the Orange/red zone. 12-20 minutes in the "Orange" zone and you shall achieve the afterburn effect and continue to burn calories for hours after your workout.
I highly recommend it! Even with a bulged disc the trainers are able to modify my exercises so I still get an effective workout.