“Work It Out” Wednesday – Add this audio to your playlist (Day 2)
Waking up early isn’t for everyone. Matter of fact, it’s for a small population that either are naturally early risers; either have a busy evening schedule or realize that getting it done early is the only way to do it. It’s not for everyone, but I want you to take all of those scenarios mentioned above into consideration and look at your success over for the last year. This of course is only applicable to the evening exerciser who may not have reached their goals this year. Why?
Well, because this is the time to evaluate what worked and what did not. You might not want to accept it, but 2013 is almost over. You started the year with a goal or several goals maybe and many people have not just fallen off the bandwagon; but fell off and broke an arm, leg, helmet and butt bone. It’s time to grab some of that motivation back and consciously work on your consistency. 2014 is coming no-matter-what!!
Once you dig deep in your January 2013 journal and find the motivation again, staying amped up can be tough. People who want to make a change are very motivated, but that motivation can make or break you if you jump out of the gate full steam ahead. You can strengthen that motivation again with quick noticeable results. Ahh, but it will come with a price. CHANGE!!!! Set an easy, short-term starter goal to give yourself an early boost. Choose a one or two-week timeframe, and pick something very attainable: reducing your fast-food consumption by one meal per week or increase your workouts by one session per week. Use your success with the smaller step to get pumped for the next, bigger step.
But if you don’t have a problem waking up but have been “choosing” to snooze 17 times, I want you to check out the benefits of waking up early and again, compare your success with that you have been doing.
1. Working out early in the morning “jump starts” your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours, sometimes for up to 24 hours! As a result, you’ll be burning more calories all day long—just because you exercised in the morning. BOOM!! That’s more than enough. But here are 2 more reasons;
2. Studies have shown that exercise significantly increases mental acuity—a benefit that lasts four to ten hours after your workout ends. Exercising in the a.m. means you get to harness that brainpower, instead of wasting it while you’re snoozing.
3. Exercising in the morning energizes you for the day—not to mention that gratifying feeling of virtue you have knowing you’ve done something disciplined and good for you.
So download this audio file and place it int your current workout playlist. Turn the volume up, blast it, maybe even have it in your playlist more than once. It fires me up and I have seen several videos associated with this audio track to really pump me up. Enjoy and I look forward to hearing about your motivation.
Yours in health,
Hardbody Outdoor Fitness, LLC
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