It can be difficult to drag myself out of bed in the dark
I start my days with a workout. I’ve woken up and exercised immediately since I was in high school. My Dad encouraged me to get my training session accomplished right away and from then on, I made this my routine. I like getting energized right away. I work up a good sweat, get my heart pumping and get my lungs working. I get this rush of adrenaline and endorphins throughout my body and I’m more productive for the rest of the day. There’s nothing quite like an intense workout. Exercising in the morning is a game changer. I love the feeling when I’ve completed a strenuous training session and I finish with a deep stretch. I’m breathing hard and dripping sweat, but my muscles are really warm and pliable. I go through splits, straddles and touch my toes. I perform the seal and cat stretch and rotate all of my joints. I take the time to relax into the stretches and feel good about what I’ve accomplished. It elevates my mood and sets the tone for the rest of my day. I am happier and more productive at work. I sleep better at night. There are times when I need to set a very early alarm to accomplish my workout prior to some appointment or task. It can be difficult to drag myself out of bed in the dark. It takes discipline. But that’s a big part of physical training, and it’s always worth it in the end. I make my physical fitness a priority in everyday life.