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“P” is for Patience

This week we are starting with the letter “P” and I wanted to talk to you about patience.

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Patience is VERY important in all aspects of life.  Rushing something may get it done faster but it never will get it done 150% like taking your time.

As the saying goes “slow and steady win the race.”

I wanted to share with you the word “P”atience when it comes to exercising.

So many have asked me how I am able to get up so early in the morning to get my workout in.  Monday through Friday I am up at 5:45 am (sometimes earlier but do not get out of bed until then).  The weekends are a little bit later maybe 6:15/6:30 am.  I did not always start exercising this early in the morning.  I had to slowly work my way to this time.

I remember the first time about 6 or 7 years ago when I decided to wake up early for a workout.  I started with waking 30 minutes earlier and continued to increase that time.  I scheduled each workout (depending on when I need to leave the house) and made sure I got it done.  I used to wake up and go to the gym but enjoyed doing my workout from home much more.

A 20 minute workout done properly and well is far greater than an hour workout where your back is hurting the entire time.  Just remember that even a 20 or 30 minute workout is better for you then sitting on the couch eating a bag of chips.

Start small with your wake up and work out.  I will share some of my favorite quick and easy workouts below.  You will not become a body builder over night nor will the weight drop overnight.  So have patience with the process.

Making this small change to your day and getting in a workout really sets the pace and outlook of the entire day.  I choose to ALWAYS workout in the morning because I never know what the rest of the day will bring.  Each day is a new surprise.  There are days where I will go for a walk or run in the afternoon but I do not count on it.

My top 6 favorite quick and effective workouts:

  1. Tone It Up Band Workout
  2. Blogilates Abs on Fire
  3. Lauren Gleisberg Chest + Back
  4. The Journey Junkie Intense Core Strength Workout: 20 Minute Yoga Practice
  5. Tone It Up Tush It Good
  6. Yoga with Adriene – Yoga Camp
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3 thoughts on ““P” is for Patience”

  1. Oh man, that is early. But I can see why it is so rewarding, to have it all over and done with before you get ready and go to work. I usually work out (at home) after work, but it is difficult when something comes up and there’s no time left. I noticed a Blogilates video on the list! I absolutely love Pop Pilates and have been doing it for about 3 years already. I’m so thankful her videos are super fun and free! My favorite is definitely Ultimate Abs! It’s quite the killer!

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