May 23, 2012

Three morning needs...

What are my three morning needs?

Exercise: - My hardest workout is trying not to look bored while you tell me about your workout

Why an AM workout? I read an article (and saved it in my email) a couple years ago by Greg Landry, MS, who shared his top ten reasons to work out in the morning. A few of my favorite reasons to workout in the morning are listed below...
  1. Over 90% of people who exercise consistently, exercise in the morning. So, if you want to exercise consistently, odds are in your favor if you exercise first thing in the morning.
  2. When you exercise in the morning, you will be energized for the day. Personally, I feel dramatically different on days when I have and have not exercised in the morning.
  3. If you exercise at about the same time every morning, and ideally wake up about the same time on a regular basis, your body's endocrine system and circadian rhythms will adjust. Put yourself in a routine to wake up at about the same time every morning. Give yourself time. Your body will adjust and you will become a consistent morning exerciser.
  4. For many people (ME!!!) exercising first thing in the morning assures that nothing else during the rest of the day will interfere with your workout. 
  5. Lastly, a morning workout will become a part of your life. This time of day will become something good for you - a time of the day you are taking care of your body. I think it is a great time to plan my day, relax and pray.
Coffee: I was not a regular coffee drinker until I moved to Alaska. I transitioned from an occasional latte in a homemade cafe au lait a couple times a week when I first moved to AK...and now, black coffee every. single. morning. YUM!

What is my favorite?

Right now, Matt and I are enjoying the Frontier Blend by Cafe Del Mundo. It is rich, it is dark, and it is so smooth. A great start to morning.


From reading my blog, you know that breakfast is one of my most favorite meals of the day. Simply put, breakfast gives me the energy I need to get through the day. Numerous studies show that eating breakfast is extremely important for your health, mind and spirit.
Need some breakfast ideas?