Everything was going so smoothly … until I got sick! Ugh!
Last week, I had to deal with some issues that were swirling around me. They didn’t involve me directly but close friends. What my friends were going through was a little emotional for me as well but it taught me a few lessons that I really needed to digest. So, I wasn’t getting nearly enough rest at night and just couldn’t get out of bed on time each morning. By the time Saturday morning came along, I had a full-blown head cold. Yuck!
Needless to say, I did not make it to the Publix scale Saturday morning! Since I hadn’t exercised the whole week, I think it is safe to say I didn’t lose 20 pounds or anything! Thankfully, the worst of the cold hit me all at once on Saturday and I was feeling better Sunday.
The Three Best Things About Working Out
I did get back to exercising this morning and boy, do I feel GREAT!! It is absolutely amazing to me how working out in the morning can give you a blast of energy that lasts all day long! There are lots of recommendations of what you can do to boost your energy levels, but by far the best one is to exercise in the morning. If you can at all arrange your schedule to include a 30 minute workout in the morning, it would do wonders for the rest of your day!
- Better Mood
Another wonderful benefit that I experience after working out is a much improved mood throughout the day. This goes hand-in-hand with having more energy. I just felt lighter in my spirit and had so much fun with my husband and the kids.
- Increased Will Power
I also noticed that when I did not workout, I was less inclined to take my vitamins. Right after I worked out this morning, I was more than happy to take them. One healthy step naturally leads to another healthy step. When I exercise, I am also less likely to make poor food choices. I figure, I put all this work into getting up early and working out, why sabotage that by eating badly. I do still have a few indulgent things here and there, but my ability to say no is much stronger.
One Workout Caution
One thing to note about working out – make sure to eat something good for you within 30 minutes of working out. It gives your body the fuel it needs to replenish and repair . I made my smoothie this morning before I sat down and sipped it while I read my Bible. I could also prepare it the night before, but then the consistency changes. Another idea is to have a piece of fruit, much quicker and much quieter while the rest of the house sleeps until wake-up time!
Thanks for keeping up with me on my quest to lose weight this year! Is there anyone else following this workout and some of my other guidelines? I’d love to hear about it!
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