How to be a morning person (….part deux)

You made it to the sequel! Woohoo! (If you are feeling a bit confused right now, you might want to check out the first half of this post here).

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Tip 3: Exercise

Ok, most people do NOT want to hear this one. Including me. I hate the thought of exercise, I never want to do it. BUT. When I actually do, I really get a kick out of it. I feel so proud of myself afterwards, and you can practically FEEL the endorphins rushing round your body! I think once you get it into your weekly routine, it’s fine. It’s just starting it all off thats the hard part. I am currently taking a (3 week) break from exercise, and I soooo do not want to start again. But I know that once I do, I’ll be loving it again. So I just need to kick myself up the backside and bleedin’ well JUST DO IT (cheers for that one Nike). I definitely think you need to find a form of exercise that works for you though.  Do what you want to do! Whether it’s running, or circuits, yoga, or a Davina DVD, or even dancing with your child around the living room. You need to get at least some enjoyment out of it or you really never will do it. Once you’ve found what works for you, make sure you do it a few times a week to keep it going. They say to try not to have more than a three day break, otherwise you will lose the momentum. I know from practise that this is extremely true for me!

Exercising has so many benefits that I’m sure you are already aware of. But exercising in the morning is such a great things to do. It gets your blood pumping – obviously, which in turn gets your lymphatic system pumping. This is so detoxifying and really helps to clear the rubbish out! It will help you to be more focused throughout the rest of the day. I find that after exercising I am more likely to want to eat “healthily”  – which for me just means no chocolate for breakfast haha! PLUS You are also supposedly be more likely to burn fat if you exercise before breakfast. So maybe chocolate wouldn’t be so bad after all….. 😉

 

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Tip 4: Eat a GOOD breakfast

Ok, so I have literally JUST mentioned that I have been partial to a chocolate breakfast in the past. BUT, it is SO good to eat properly. I feel like if you start off the day eating well, you are more likely to continue. It’s also been proven that eating a good breakfast helps you to concentrate better during the day, it can improve your mood and even lower stress levels.

I try and eat different things all the time, otherwise I get bored!! But I love things like: Toasted rye bread with avocado (Sometimes I slather on a bit of coconut oil  – like butter – just for some extra fatty goodness). Porridge is always a winner! Don’t just settle for oats though – jazz it up with seeds, nuts, and different grains – buckwheat, millet, quinoa, shove a few goji berries and chia seeds in, and don’t even get me started on all the milks you could cook it with! Both these take mere minutes to make, and BOTH are BLW/toddler friendly. If you fancy trying something new, I’ve recently posted a recipe for easy vegan pancakes – serve with fruit or nut butters for a fab, well rounded brekkie. Another great source for brekkie ideas is the 30RAW app that I mentioned in part one of this post! My pics above are recipes I’ve made using the app!

So there really is no excuse, EAT YOUR BLOOMING BREAKFAST. 🙂

 

I hope you found these tips interesting, and maybe even useful. If anyone is especially interested in a particular tip, let me know and I’ll write a more in depth post about it. (Honestly, had to hold back so much here, I could write REAMS)

What kind of exercise do you like? And what’s your fave brekkie?

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