I’m in full support of morning being the best time of the day, and I’m no morning person (at all). Although I’d much rather hide under the covers some mornings, it’s important to witness sunrises and to be prepared for the day. Why? Well, if you’re like me and you work irregular hours, this keeps you on a daily schedule consistent with the rest of the world.
When I was in school I often found that, whenever I had to get important things done I didn’t have time. I started my days entirely too late and my excuse was, “Well I stay up late and go to class all afternoon, Why can’t I sleep in?” because, no one else is sleeping in Brittanie. At least, not the people getting things done! It’s a tough lesson to learn when shifting into adult hood but it’s a great one. I feel great in the mornings, and even though I slack on breakfast (New Years Resolution) I still get up, shower, and get dressed. It makes me feel great, and it’ll make you feel great too; just try it.
You should always be prepared for the day, you never know when something might come up and you have to jet out of the door!
Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter and, with no spring in sight, I’ve become my mother’s personal wardrobe assistant. It’s been great fun lending a helping hand to an already fashion savvy woman, and I can’t help but notice the glow in her aura. My mother’s a go getter, she’s up before the sun and asleep only after her children have gone to bed, and it’s been showing in her clothing, a loose pant here or an improperly fit shirt there. I like the idea that even through the cold months, my mom can take time to work on keeping fit.
Me on the other hand? Well, I wont deny that I’ve thanked the heavens plenty a time for the ability to be able to consume whatever I want without consequence. Up until I started college I was a busy high school athlete, so working out was never an issue. That went down the drain once I started University, and I don’t think it’s a good thing. Just because I don’t gain weight doesn’t mean that I should let activities I once had a commitment to, fall by the wayside. Besides, wellness isn’t just about what you eat, it’s about how the things you consume affect your body. Maybe if I didn’t go through so much junk in a period of twenty-four hours I wouldn’t feel so sluggish, and a brisk walk around the block with my siblings wouldn’t hurt either.
So I’m making a pact with myself to have healthier habits in leading into spring. I’m not looking into a huge overhaul, just small things that will make a big difference. For example:
- Adding a glass of water a day to the 3/4 I already consume
- A morning walk
- BREAKFAST (I’m a notorious non-breakfast eater so even if it’s something as small as an apple, I will eat!)
- Weekly exfoliation (dull skin is a bummer)
- No daily junk food
There are more things on my list but those are the main adjustments that need to be made. Since I jumped into the ring to fight off my acne six years ago I’ve seen huge improvements in my general health because of diet adjustments and vitamin supplements. Those have fallen by the wayside and I believe with even better changes, there will be more improvements. I look forward to feeling better because of them.