Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Get up and out there

I loved this article. Here are some great tips for you people out there having trouble getting out the door in the morning for a killer workout. Check out the link for the full article.

See you in the morning.


Morning Workouts Made Easier

Morning Run

There's good evidence that morning workouts can help you stick to an exercise habit. Not sold? See the top five reasons to work out in the morning. But how do you actually get out of bed to do them? Here's how to make wakeup-to-workout automatic:

1. Have your stuff ready. Every moment you waste looking for your watch, your cap or your workout shoes is another moment you have to make excuses or do something else. Make it easy for yourself to get out the door. I put everything, including my watch and shoes, on the floor by my bed and put them on before I even get past the bedroom door.

2. Eat something! Your body needs something to burn after fasting all night. So give it a couple bites of something if you're headed for a moderate workout. That might be a whole or half of a banana, a Fig Newton, half of an energy bar; how much you need depends on how long and tough of a workout you're doing. Whatever you eat, it should contain some carbs. I chase mine down with a few sips of iced coffee, just so I can actually find the gym.

3. Don't count the first 5 minutes. Triathlete Sara Reinthaler holds that "the first 5 minutes of anything suck." That includes getting out of bed. Don't judge how you feel until you've been out the door for 5 minutes. Let's face it—wouldn't you be saying "oh, I'm sooo tired" even if the alarm were going off an hour later? Skip the drama and just get out there!

4. Give it time. The first day or three of your new schedule, you may have an afternoon energy dip. Don't stop exercising because of it. You may be running out of fuel too soon; morning exercisers often need to eat more in the morning and less in the evening to optimize their performance all day. Give your body a week—preferably two—to adjust. Only then can you evaluate whether morning workouts are for you or not.

5. Go to bed earlier! Yes, it's a no-brainer. So why not do it? Dr. Roizen of the YOU Docs recommends inching up your bedtime by 10 minutes a night. Not only will it be easier to get out of bed for morning workouts, but getting more sleep might help you live longer and stay thinner, too.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Wake up!

Some days you get up... Have nothing... Feel run down, beat, tired and you force yourself to get up, get out of bed and its so worth it!

As I was eating breakfast I was checking my e mail and got this video. After watching it it made me want to do more! Find a video out there that makes you gant to GO!

What do you think?

Have a great day and go push yourself.... Maybe not exactly like this ;-)


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

24 days to go

Well there are 24 days left until race day. I have several workouts coming up that I have to get mentally prepared for and focused on. I have been a little run down the past bit with training, work, renovations (which are coming along well) and lack of sleep.

We all know better and need to plan our days so that we get in what we need, workouts, chores, proper eating habits, time with loved ones and sleep. I find that last one to be the make or break me. If I don't get enough sleep when it counts then the rest of the day can fall apart.

Plan ahead today so you can succeed tomorrow.

I'm going to bed!

Train smart