How To Create A Successful Morning - Workout

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There are countless studies on the benefits of exercise. There has been an increase in health apps and devices for our phones.  There’s never been an easier time to track your activity than today. My phone counts my steps, so I do my best to hit 10,000 steps per day. Some days are easier than others, but ironically I easily surpassed 10,000 steps whenI attended a week long’s worth of conferences. From walking to the train station, to walking around the various conference halls and exhibits, I easily surpassed 10k steps, just by walking around. Be sure to seek approval from your medical provider, to make sure what exercises areright for you.   I suggest investing the money into a personal trainer, evenif it’s only for an intro session. You’ll learn how to properly use the equipment, and the steps necessary to exercise properly.

You’ll have more energy, your stress levels will drop, and your stress management will improve. My suggestion is to work out first thing in the morning.  I know many of you don’t like waking up early, but by getting up at the same time every day, you can do this as well. Be sure to drink water when you first wake up. That kickstarts your body into attacking your day.



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Six Steps to a great Morning (Besides coffee)

No (Legitimate) Excuses

I workout in the mornings.  I find that if I don't work out in the morning, the likelihood of me hitting the gym is slim and none, and we all know where none is.

This morning when my alarm went off, I felt some stiffness in my body (from yesterday's workout), and the "Excuse Monster" started talking to me.  You're sore.  Take a day off.  You worked out yesterday, blah blah blah.

I ignored the negative voice in my head, and went to the gym.  Even walking in to the exercise room, I still had this negative thought process of being sore, not wanting to workout, etc.

Then I saw a gentleman in a scooter lifting weights.  I see him from time to time in the area, so it wasn't a complete shock to see him this morning.  I don't know his condition, but my hunch is that he has limited to no usage of his legs.

My negative voice stopped that instant.  The "Positive Dog" in me started encouraging me, saying if this gentlemen, who cannot walk, is in the gym taking care of his body, then surely you can do the same.

Whatever struggles you are facing today, be sure to know that there are others struggling with a variety of issues.  Instead of letting the "woe is me" voice in your head take over, be positive and thankful that you can do the things you can do.  There's many people that wish they could.