Hello Mornings! Round 2: Maximize Your Mornings Challenge: Week Three

By November 19, 2010Create A Morning Routine

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Note from Kat: Here is Michelle, again, with everyone’s favorite part of the Maximize Your Mornings Challenge. Exercise! Ok. Yeah. Maybe not….but it’s sooooo good for you! Read on.

Step 3: Develop An Exercise Plan

(You know the drill – check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.)

Read pages 10-15 of the eBook. They go something like this:

  • Pick a Workout — What type of exercise would you enjoy? Mix up the cardio and strength training.
  • Make it Fun — In order to develop a fitness habit, choose a workout that’s simple and fun. Once the habit is in place, you can concentrate on getting those abs of steel!
  • Have a “Habit Workout” — What’s something quick you could do when you wake up late? Kat does 10 pushups, 30 bicycle crunches, and 10 squats. Be creative!
  • Keep a Routine — Figure out a way to do something every day!
  • Set a Goal — Post a simple goal that you’ll be proud to accomplish.
  • Choose a Workout Soundtrack — What songs make you want to run outside and start chest-bumping your neighbors?

Action Steps

Pages 23-24 of the eBook will walk you through creating your Exercise Plan:

1. List all the ways you could possibly exercise.
2. Specifically plan your workout — What, Where, When?
3. Create Your Habit — What is 1 thing you’ll do everyday?
4. Set a Goal — Why are you exercising?

Group Support

Don’t forget that Kat (@inspired2action) and I (@michellebygrace) are on Twitter each morning, along with a bunch of other gals, sipping our morning beverage of choice and tweeting #hellomornings! If you mention you are newly joining in, we’ll introduce you to the gang.

If you have any tips for starting a morning routine, why not jump over to the Inspired to Action blogfrog community and join in the discussions!

Link Up

Each week you can link a relevant post from your own blog! Simply type your information and link to the specific post in the boxes below.

Are you ready? Let’s get physical!

Feel free to leave a comment letting us know you are joining in this week. If you have been participating, we’d love to hear how you did last week.

What’s your action plan for the week?

What workout will you try? What’s your back-up routine? Share your answers! Do you loathe exercise or love it?

Michelle is a wife, mom, and educator, who spends her days chasing two lively boys. Hey, wait- that counts as exercise… right?

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  • I just ran a 5K with a group of friends, and we trained at night during the week and 7 am on Saturdays. Morning workouts are just awful for me! I feel sick to my stomach (and I eat first!) and do not have the stamina to perform like I do at night.

    Just a weird quirk with my body, I guess, but I’m a committed EVENING girl!

  • Kristy says:

    Hi, I just found this blog a couple days ago thanks to an online friend, and I am joining in! It seems like I have been looking for just this blog for a long time. I run most mornings with my younger son in a jogging stroller while the older one is at school. I’m definitely adopting Kat’s Habit Workout for the days I don’t get out there because I know from experience how much difference it makes to just DO something. So, 10 pushups, 30 bicycle crunches, and 10 squats on those days – I can’t get creative on something like this or I’ll spend my 5 minutes (and more) researching the best exercises to do.

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