5 Incredibly Simple Ways To Master Your Morning
And Lose Weight Before You Shower!
Last summer at the IDEA Fitness convention, Brendan Burchard talked about the importance of mastering your morning to create the most productive, energy-filled day. I had an “A-HA!” moment when I realized you don’t HAVE energy, you CREATE energy. Most people lose their mojo within the first two hours of waking up because they become REACTIVE instead of PROACTIVE. Instead of tying up their laces for a workout, they stay snuggled in bed checking social media. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Today, I want to show you 5 incredibly SIMPLE things that you can do before your morning shower that will jumpstart your metabolism, and set your day up for success. These aren’t gimmicks or impossible goals…they are simple tactics I live by each and every morning. These easy changes will give you a jumpstart to a better body and improved health. After a while, they’ll become second nature.
Start With A Shot
A morning ginger shot is guaranteed to stimulate your body and wake you up! Ginger is an age-old treatment for nausea, plus it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. Here’s how to make your morning ginger shot: Ingredients: 8 oz water 1/2 lemon 1″ fresh ginger Sprinkle of cayenne pepper Directions: Boil a cup of hot water, squeeze in lemon juice, and add in a few cubes of freshly chopped ginger. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper!
Do A Sun Salutation
Not only does yoga help lengthen and tone muscles, but it also helps you be mindful of your breath so you make healthier choices throughout the day. Yoga is a simple and powerfully effective workout for getting the slim, defined shape you want, and the strong, clear mind that you need. By doing yoga to raise your metabolic rate and clear your mind first thing in the morning, you’ve won half the battle towards improving your physique. A simple sun salutation will jumpstart your body’s calorie-burning machine, and keep it burning faster all day long. Don’t know where to start? Try this sun-salutation sequence (VIDEO)
Plan Your Meals For Success
If your day is off to a stellar start, don’t blow it by sinking your teeth into junk food later on. Good eating begins with good planning, and that planning happens at the start of the day. Planning will help you stick to your goals by staving off those pesky extra ounces that come from indulging. Before breakfast is the perfect time to pack your lunch, select a dinner recipe, and slip a snack or two into your purse. When you plan out your menu, you not only have the option of preparing healthier meals, but you also bring your food expenses down. Stock your pantry with healthy fare, and use Sundays as your food planning day for the week. Prepare your chicken breasts, mason jar salads, or soups that can be frozen or pulled out later in the week for healthy and easy-on-the go options. Remember to shoot for 5-9 daily servings of daily vegetables, and eat all colors of the rainbow to incorporate a variety of nutrients. An easy way to do this is to prepare mason jar salads. The dressing-on-the-bottom approach ensures that your veggies stay crunchy and fresh until the second you’re ready to enjoy your meal. Simply flip over the jar, and your dressing will drizzle on top. Start with this mason-jar salad recipe.
If it’s warm outside, enjoy a nature walk barefoot in the grass (I call this “grounding”). As silly as it sounds, studies have shown that grounding has remarkable health advantages, such as increasing antioxidants and reducing inflammation. You can also join an outdoors tai chi class, run around in the grass with your dog, or garden. But if it’s snowy where you live, all you have to do is slip on some leather soles. Apparently, if the soles aren’t too thick, the thin leather bottoms can keep you basking the benefits of grounding.
Plant A Peaceful Poem In Your Mind
Find an inspirational poem or quote to plant in your mind so it’s the first thing you think about. It could be about love, gratitude or wonder. Mine right now is part of a poem by ee cummings i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes
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