I heard a very interesting story the other day about a woman who wanted to start exercising in the morning before work but was having a real hard time putting it into action. That was until someone told her to start taking small steps. “Wake up and put on your gym clothes and have coffee.” they suggested. Sounds a bit silly, eh? Well after a week of waking up, putting on her gym clothes and having coffee she started doing 10 mins of light stretching, the next week 15 mins of yoga and so on till she had a full on morning work out routine! Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither are great rituals!
I hope this inspires you to wake up just a little bit earlier and rally yourself to take those baby steps to a rewarding commitment. I know for me getting my body going in the morning starts my whole day off on the right foot! I tend to switch it up, depending on the day I’ll either do 30 mins on the elliptical and some free weights or a yoga dvd. Even on those days you hit snooze a little bit longer than you planned, there are some great 15 minute stretches and morning yoga sessions on youtube right at your fingertip! Here’s one below from yoga today that I did the other morning to get the juices flowing when I didn’t have the time for a full on workout. I’ll keep posting different ones as I stumble upon them because it’s a great way to spice up your morning and turn a potential breakdown into a breakthrough. You have no idea how amazing you’ll feel even doing ten minutes of yoga on a morning you normally would have just hoped in the shower and made an excuse. When you move in the morning it sets a great tone for the rest of the day to be happier, healthier and a more take charge you! Try it for a week and I promise you’ll start looking forward to it.
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