1. DO SOMETHING NEW
Unless you live alone early morning may be the only part of the day when you are alone. The benefits are that you have opportunity to do things without interuption or distraction. You can exercise, stretch or maybe watch a yoga DVD and it would be something otherwise I can guarantee you would not otherwise do.
2. EAT BREAKFAST
I can tell you that until a year ago I never ate breakfast except at the weekend. My experience is that most of what I read about diet I have proven to be true. A healthy breakfast starts my metabolism, it fuels me for exercise and helped provide me with energy. Once you start a regime of regular exercise then breakfast will be wanted not forced but this is a habit you definitely need to get into.
3. PLAN YOUR DAY
This is not just about taking quiet time to properly prepare for your working day but ensuring you plan to take care of your needs too. Think about lunch, and when you can commit later in the day to some exercise even if just walking the dog. It is the petrol station meal deal or the endless coffees which can undo so much good work – but some planning can make things right.
4. RECORD YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
I use an app to record my diet and exercise, and otherwise I do publicly record my achievements on social media. It helps as a reminder to myself on what I have achieved either weight loss or an exercise achievement – and it is very rewarding when friends provide support and encouragement.
During my journey I have found it important to keep looking forward, thinking of new objectives. But I do think about each day and week too – I reflect on my exercise achievements and weight loss – but it is for the cause of what happens next. I also think it is important to consider how changes are affecting others around us too. This can at times be a lonely journey and it is essential we do not cut our selves off – and maybe occasionally remind ourselves why we started in the first place. The few blogs I have written on this subject have helped me too – and the positive feedback has provided real motivation to me, and helped me to question my intent as well as success.
My lifestyle blogs
Weight loss: My heavy heart
Vasectomy: My Snippet
Hernia surgery: My Snippet
Fitness: I’m a #GymWanker
Change: Be a morning person
Planning: Personal Planner
Bucket List: My 50 things at 50