Motivation Monday

Posted: November 12, 2012 in Articles, Facts, Music, Quotes

Just keep swimming!

I get up every day by 7am. And that’s SUPER late. Why? Because no matter where I have to be or what I have to do, whether I’m visiting family in another city or I get a morning off, I work out right when I wake up. Why? It starts my day off right. I feel stronger, I feel tougher, I feel sexier, and I feel like I have a reason and a base to tackle everything that comes my way, from cravings to stress. Yeah, it’s dark and cold and sometimes I’m very tired, but I feel instantly better when that workout is done. So many of my class takers and clients tell me that they can’t do it, that they’re not morning people, but every single one of them who has tried a morning workout has said that they feel more awake after and better throughout the day.

Try it. It gets easier over time.

Some things to make it easier? Keep reading….

Blog Posts to Read
Though it may be an extremely abbreviated and not 100% accurate description (I didn’t have a boyfriend in 2005! Haha), I am featured on today’s Fitness Rebellion website, which is linked to my gym, Anytime Fitness.

Leo Babauta, creator of Zen Habits, has some great, simply, to-the-point posts. This one on fitness habits hit the nail on the head—you can’t achieve your fitness goals without one big thing: habit. Creating a habit of exercising, whether it be in the gym, at home, or outside, is the first step to achieving your goals. I used to hate the gym, but I made myself go. Now, I miss it when I’m away. I HAVE to do something in the morning or later in the day, preferably both times. So before you get mad at yourself for not seeing results, take a look at your habits, particularly your exercise one. When you make something a habit, it’s hard to break!

Word-Up
“The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.” –Denis Waitley
“Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.” —Robert Staughton Lynd
“Courage is only an accumulation of small steps.” –George Konrad

Fit Tips

  • To increase and strength muscle, use olive oil. It prevents muscle breakdown by lowering levels of tumor necrosis factor-a—a sinister cellular protein that’s linked with muscle wasting and weakness.
  • Increase your muscle mass by consuming some protein—around 20 grams, every 3 hours.
  • “Fat, and particularly belly fat, interferes with lung function,” says Kerry J. Stewart, Ed.D. The best way to rid it? A combination of cardio and resistance training 5-6 days a week.

Mighty Music
“Everybody, Everybody” by Black Box
“Let It Rock” by Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne
“Most Girls” by Pink

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Comments
  1. Mitch says:

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