It all starts when you wake up. A great day begins with an amazing morning. With constant distractions and the daily pressure of responsibilities, it’s important to start your morning right to get your mind and body prepared for the long day ahead.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of habits that fit and healthy women do each morning to bring out the best of their mornings, each and every single day to stay skinny, fit, happy and healthy.
1. Wake Up An Hour Earlier.
We often wake up as late as possible, but losing precious time in the morning puts pressure on our bodies and minds. Throughout the day, our time feels tight when it doesn’t have to feel that way. By waking up early, you can give your body and mind time to unwind and set your routine at an even pace.
2. Drink a Glass of Lemon Water as Soon as You Wake Up.
Your body essentially shuts down while you’re sleeping. Drinking water alone will help rehydrate you and get you ready to start the day. With the added lemon, the drink becomes a benefits powerhouse, aiding and cleansing your digestive system – not to mention it’s a great immune booster too.
3. Avoid Your Smartphone Until You At Least Get To The Breakfast Table.
It’s tempting to wake up and check your email and social media timeline, but all of those things will still be there an hour from when you wake. You won’t miss out on much, and you’ll start your day on your own terms. How often do you wake up in a great mood, and then check your email or messages only to receive a message that disrupts your mood first thing in the morning. Hold off and take control of your emotions at the start of the day.
4. Think of Something You’re Grateful For.
The choice is yours. Wake up and find something you’re appreciative of. Your bed, family or even a cup of coffee. The more things you find, the more positive energy you bring to your day.
5. Get Some Sunlight, Fresh Air, and Take A Deep Breath.
Even if it’s cloudy, open your blinds and let natural light in. This will awaken your senses and add positive sensory to start your day. Next, open a window, or if you have direct access to a door that leads outside, open your front door and fill your lungs with fresh air. Oxygen provides energy to heal and grow the brain.
6. Move Your Body, Exercise Is Optimal.
No matter what you’re doing for the rest of the day, your body will be active if you begin your day with movement. There are various morning workouts you can do that are convenient and quick. If you don’t want to work out, you can also do stretches to help loosen your muscles and joints. Moving helps gets everything flowing.
7. Listen To A Happy Mix.
Don’t turn on the TV. Put together whatever music it is that makes you feel really upbeat, then play it while you’re taking your morning shower, brewing coffee or commuting. Listening to songs that make you smile immediately puts you in a more cheerful frame of mind … which makes you more likely to smile at people … which sets off a chain reaction of positivity.
8. Eat a Healthy Breakfast.
A healthy breakfast is your initial fuel for the day. Avoid quick fixes such as cereal, fruit juices, or donuts. Take the time to invest in a healthy breakfast that will have your body feeling energized until lunch time.
9. Say Positive Affirmations.
Self-appreciation is important. Find different things you enjoy about yourself and say them out loud to yourself while looking in the mirror. Face yourself and speak positive truths.
Work day or off day, planning ahead allows you to be productive, and to fit in as much as you want throughout the day. Spread out your day so that you know what to expect and avoid feeling rushed. Commit to your plan as much as you can, but allow room for the random disruptions that life can occasionally bring.
11. Leave The Woes Of Yesterday Behind.
A new day is a fresh start to life. Yesterday’s arguments, frustrations, and negative thoughts don’t belong in your new day.
12. Read Something Inspiring.
Start your day with some positive thoughts. Whether it’s the news, quotes, or a novel you love, literature helps stimulate your brain and your imagination.
13. The 2 Week Diet
If you are really determined to lose weight this year—for good—and you prefer a structured plan to jumpstart your weight loss journey, check out the 2-Week Diet.
The 2-Week Diet program has very similar eating and lifestyle principles to what my still slim great-grandfather adheres to.
It is created by Brian Flatt, fitness trainer to the celebrities.
At the onset, you may think because of the name, the 2-Week Diet is a quick fix and a fad diet. But that is where everyone gets it wrong. And I wouldn’t recommend these quick fixes.
With the 2-Week Diet, there are no “gimmicks” or “tricks”. You lose weight by learning to use your body’s own natural hormones and bio-chemistry. Your body is then conditioned to naturally jumpstart your metabolism and you’ll burn more fat at rest.
The 2-Week diet does not add more stress to your life with grueling cardio sessions and endless gym time. It does not force you to cut out carbs or fat completely, or starve yourself and make you feel miserable.
With the 2-Week Diet, you follow a specific meal plan for 7 days with a list of foods that you should eat more of and foods that you should avoid. You can even continue to eat the foods you love (think ice-cream and chocolate cake), although it is not recommended that you binge on them.
Women who have been on the 2-Week Diet have reportedly lost up to 20 pounds in the first 14 days, and have continued to lose up to 37 pounds in a month.
If you’re a woman who have struggled to lose weight in the past, I urge you to give yourself a chance to transform your health and body in just 14 days with the 2 Week Diet. Click here to read about how my friend Beth, a secret eater who’s struggled with losing weight all her life lost 63 pounds by following the 2 Week Diet.