alternately titled: the longest blog title ever
So. I had a nice, snazzy little post written out once already today.
I managed to delete the entire thing when I was about 5 minutes away from publishing. This means I had already edited and everything and was basically giving it a final gloss-over before hitting “post to blog”.
There is nothing that frustrates me more than the fact that I am an idiot and don’t periodically save documents in the middle of them. This is entirely my fault… ok and Live Writer’s… how I managed to delete an entire post from existence with no way to bring it back from the dead is just beyond me.
You can thank Heidi for this post even existing because I just can’t say no to her.
Anyways. Yesterday was not a good day for me. I woke up in a fog, managed to crawl out of bed and do some things around the house, throw in a k-cup and then crawl back onto the couch until I absolutely had to leave for work.
I stayed in this funk all day yesterday. At work I was irritated and unmotivated, and I stayed this way right up until I threw myself onto the treadmill for 20 minutes. I don’t even think I came to until about minute 18 of my 20 minute jaunt. (by jaunt I mean walk, by the way).
This morning was a complete 180.
I woke up and forced myself out of bed and onto the treadmill to walk/run. I had coffee, checked emails, showered and put on adult clothes (a big step, I always wear t-shirts to work), and generally went through my morning quite happily.
I was productive at work, in a good mood, and have managed to cross the majority of the things I need to do off my to-do list.
So what is the point of this otherwise pointless post, I’m sure you’re wondering.
The only differing factor between yesterday and today was that I worked out in the morning.
I’ve been a longtime advocate of morning workouts and this is a prime example why. It is absolutely incredible to me how much of a difference breaking a sweat in the morning makes. I know everyone says that they can’t get up and workout in the mornings, and maybe you truly can’t because of time constraints, but if you can do it!
And if you need more reasons other than a phenomenal mood boost, try these:
- you start off the day already knocking off an item on your to-do list
- you jumpstart your metabolism
- you are more alert because you’ve already gotten your blood pumping
- it’s DONE.
Those are all really scientific reasons, promise.
Do you notice a difference when you work out in the mornings?