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You Don’t Need a New Year to Start Fresh

Updated: August 1, 2013

… nor do you need a Monday. Like a lot of people say.

You just need TODAY!

Ever since I moved to Michigan and into this house, my life has been quite lazy. Despite my best efforts to get $hit done and stick to the schedule I had, it has definitely been hard.

Most days I don’t even want to get out of bed.

Don’t get me wrong, the house is all unpacked and the $hit that needs to be done is done… but usually left until the very last minute until it needs to be done.

I’m a horrible procrastinator.

Maybe I should work on that.

You Don't Need a New Year to Start Fresh

I used to wake up at 6-6:30am every morning, put on my workout clothes, take the dogs for a walk (a real walk, not just let them outside kind of thing), then come home make breakfast for the family, and then workout with a friend.

That has all been lost.

Now I wake up at 8-8:30am, let the dogs out front while I make coffee, then meander down to the office in the basement to start “working.” My workouts seem to be getting pushed back later and later in the afternoon…

This is NOT good!

You Don't Need a New Year to Start Fresh

BUT! Today is a NEW DAY! No, it’s not Monday either.

I’m awake, it’s 8am and I have my workout clothes on, the dogs have been walked (a real one this time) and fed, and I’m about to press play on my T25 for the day.

No… I’m not up as early as I would like, and have the things done that I used to… but that’s ok. I started and I know that it takes baby steps, rather than quantum leaps, to make progress and strides in the direction you want to go.

Plus, going from getting up at 8am normally to getting up at 6am the next morning would seriously cause me to want to hit the snooze button more than once. You can’t just start waking up at the time you want… it needs to be a gradual introduction so you body has time to adjust.

Start by getting up 15-30 minutes earlier each day for a few days, then the next few days get up 15-30 minutes earlier, and so on. Eventually you will have worked yourself up to the time you want and will not be crashing in the middle of the day from lack of sleep.

It’s also good to start going to be about 15-30 minutes earlier too…

So I encourage you to give it a try. Maybe you want to wake up earlier to workout in the morning because you can never to seem to get it done in the afternoon. Or maybe you just don’t want to feel so rushed to get ready and get to work. Or maybe for another reason…


I know I did, and YOU CAN TO!

It just feels so much better to get everything done in the morning so I don’t have to worry about it all day.

Happy Thursday!

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