Recently I listened to What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam. She discussed the three things successful people do before breakfast, one of which is taking time to “nurture yourself.” The author’s research concluded that people who work out in the mornings are more likely to stick with it. She also detailed how we only have a certain amount of willpower each day, and if we work out at night then we may run out of that willpower, or, more likely, something unexpected will come up that will prevent us from working out. On Monday, I went to the 6:30 am hot barre class at Studio South. Although waking up was difficult, once I was awake it was quite easy to find the willpower to head to class. At the end of the day, my mind often wanders during my workout to the tasks that I have yet to complete for the day. As the minutes tick by, I am acutely aware that time is running out to get what I need to do done. When I returned from my early morning class, however, I had the whole day to knock out my to do list. Working out first thing in the morning may not be for everyone, but I encourage you to try it. I’d be willing to bet it will change your life for the better.
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