One of my new year resolutions is to start eating healthy and getting back in shape. I know, I know, so is everyone else’s, but seriously. For the past several months, my eating habits were getting out of control and I haven’t been working out. I’ve been ordering pasta on every menu, eating chocolate from around the office every day, running maybe once on the weekend, didn’t have a gym membership and overall I wasn’t feeling like myself. Stress from work, late hours, little motivation and the cold weather definitely didn’t help, but none of them are good excuses.
M and I have been following the Tone it Up ladies for a while now and to kick into gear, we’re both participating in the Love Your Body series. My goal isn’t to lose weight as it usually is this time of year. It’s to get toned and feel healthier. I’m fully dedicated to do everything and eat everything they advise. Made it my extra client duty, especially since I’m not a fitness guru.
This morning was my first morning workout ever (booty call for the TIU ladies). I always DREADED morning workouts and didn’t think it was possible. I put in my head that I would be too tired, wouldn’t have my hair done properly, would do it after work instead, etc.
The truth is, the mornings are the best time to workout. Not only does it boost your metabolism, but in our industry, evenings tend to come with too much pressure. You never know how late you’ll have to stay in the office and if you’ll even have enough energy to get to the gym. Signing up for a workout class after work is difficult because you don’t know if you’ll have to cancel. And who wants to go to the gym at 10pm after an event? Totally unrealistic. When you get your workout done in the morning, you don’t have to worry about it making it to the gym later on. Makes total sense and isn’t rocket science, but I’m definitely realizing it now.
So here’s to making health more of a priority and stressing less at work.
What are your new year resolutions? Do you workout in the morning or evening?
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