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Well it's been a while since I've posted how I was doing with my own health, fitness, and accountability goals. I hate to admit it, but I still have not set any official goals for this new year just yet.
With that said, I do hope to get some inspiration and motivation to get back into my daily routine of intentional physical activity. If you have not seen me post any updates about this matter within the next seven days, I invite you to reply to this post and give me an encouraging nudge in the right direction. ;)
Okay, so here's my first update.
It's Wednesday January 19th, 2010.
My Current Strengths:
Where I continue to need accountability:
I'm working on the schedule and the margin in my day. Though, it may take a week for the dust to settle from the Plus Member Transition. I'm going to take my consulting down to one day a week until March so that I can focus on the webinars and building the community here.
I will attempt to do some physical activity here this evening. If it's snowing, I'll simply have to make myself go to the gym.
Hey Cliff, it sounds like you've got the hard part out of the way (getting up early) so I'm sure it'll just take a little tweaking to get the rest of your ideal agenda together. Are you not an at-home workout kinda guy? I like running primarily and I didn't think I'd go back to the at-home stuff, but they're easier to fit in first thing in the morning.
Like you, I am getting up early so I can give my first moments of the day to God, but sometimes I find that working out before prayer ensures that I get the workout done and makes my prayer time better because my mind is clear and I'm wide awake, but yeah, no need to change your first-thing-in-the-morning routine if you don't really need to.
Anyways, good luck! Keep us updated.
Thanks so much for the encouragement and feedback. I do still wish to make my scripture reading first, as I feel if I put this off, it's not likely to happen later in the day. Whereas, a workout is more likely to occur. My main issue has been the snow on the ground, covering all the sidewalks. I'm simply going to have to force myself to get out to the gym if that happens.
Good news.. I'll post an update below.
Good for you, Cliff! I'm an early riser myself, and enjoy the quite time in the morning before the sun comes up. I find it sets the pace for the day. The recent snows and cold weather have made exercising outside a challenge, but, in a few shorts months, that will switch.
Thanks for "putting yourself out there". Keep up the good work!
It's so nice to have a healthy approach to waking up early. It the past, I used to try making myself get up, no matter what time I went to bed. Now, I simply attempt to go to bed between 9 and 10pm. If I go to bed later, I simply set the alarm for six hours beyond that.
Life is good as an early riser:) I think it did have a lot to do with my weight loss as well.