Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rise and Shine!

I'm a night owl. Getting up in the morning to get my workouts in was one of the HARDEST habits to form. Everybody has time to workout - it just means you MUST get up earlier. If you are not willing to do that, then its not a priority in your life. First and Foremost PLAN to get up early and go to bed early!

Ask yourself -What are my priorities? 
My priorities go like this... God, family, friends and fitness. 
I know what comes first and I know that the BEST time to workout is while my boys are sleeping and my hubby just left for work. That allows me to go to work, come home, feed the family, spend quality time together, wind down with devotionals and go to bed. If I don't get my workout in early my entire day changes and I end up dreading my workout because it is interfering with my family time. 

1- Go to bed early when you are starting out this new routine make sure you get enough sleep! 7-8 hours! I have to make myself go to sleep earlier by having a cup of  tea or a warm bath. The whole house gets TV and electronics turned off at 8pm. Wind down with a good book or some devotionals.

2- Set an alarm. There are some crazy awesome alarms on your phone, Did you know can set your phone to a message...Why not some blood pumpin music or a message to yourself? The Key is to NOT hit the snooze button!! Place your alarm across the room so you MUST get up to turn it off.

3- Lay out your workout clothes the night before. Get out all your workout gear so you are not fumbling through your drawers half asleep. Better yet - I sleep in my workout clothing :) Yup... Guilty!!

4- Start the tea kettle right away or set your coffee maker to brew. Green Tea is so good for you but I never deprive myself of my 1 cup of coffee in the morning!

5- Eat a quick LITE snack. Hard boiled egg, few bites of banana or a few sips of my Shakeology!

I'm not gonna lie and say it's easy!! This is a struggle for me ,however, I just realized that my time is precious and life is precious and I gotta take advantage of every minute of every day. I'm determined and will keep at it, some days I'll fail and need some extra sleep but I'll keep chipping away and soon (maybe in awhile) my body will wake up automatically!

Be Encourage...

"She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls." Proverbs 31:15

"I Can do all things, thru Christ who gives me strength" Phil 4:13

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