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This is the third installment in my productivity series with MiO. In my first post I talked about how to increase your afternoon activity, then we discussed how to be a more productive person in general. Now for my third post I’m switching gears a little bit and focusing on the active and exercise portion of your life.
I work out for me, and only me. My good friends and family know that I am, and always have been, somewhat of an exercise nut. I’ve tried (or will try!) almost every type of exercise activity. Some of my “activity” is for piece of mind, some for strength and athleticism, and some for general health and well being. If I don’t move my body in some way every day, then I feel like a blob, which results in way less productivity. So here’s how I fit in a little exercise every day.
1.Use Electrolytes in the Morning. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is reach for my water bottle on my nightstand and CHUG. I somehow get so dehydrated when I sleep. I recently started putting some MiO electrolytes in my morning water to give myself an extra hydrating post. It contains B vitamins and electrolytes sodium and potassium, and leaves out the sugar and calories from some other sports drinks. When I feel more hydrated, it is easier to go to the gym and “get that work done.” Have you ever seen a dehydrated person throw a 90lb+ barbell above their head? Not possible.
2.Activewear. Live in it and love it. And watch this video to laugh really hard about it. Find some cute workout clothes that you feel amazing in, because you will be wearing them (and washing them) a lot! As far as brands go, I really love Fabletics, Lululemon, and Athleta, and the Marshalls activewear section. If you’re a morning person, wake up and throw on your sports bra. If you’re an evening worker-outer, think of your workout outfit on your commute home and put it on right when you get home. On the weekends, instead of chilling my pjs I like to put on my activewear. That way I can throw on my sneaks and be out the door for a workout class, quick run, or just a quick walk around the block.
3.Get a Fitness Tracker. It is amazing how much more I move now that I have one of these. Sometimes I will even get up from my desk and walk around the block to get some extra steps to reach my goal. I also travel a lot, and rarely bring workout bands or exercise clothes with me. Instead, I look at my fitness tracker to make sure I am getting a lot of steps. It all counts!
4.Make it a date. I love going to exercise classes with friends and runs with my husband. The accountability really does work. You won’t back out unless somethingreally unexpected happens. Even just signing up for a class at a specific time makes you feel like you will let someone down if you don’t go! I know some of my coaches ask me every day after Crossfit “see you tomorrow?” and that alone makes me feel accountable to showing up the next day.
5.Believe That You Are An Active Person. I truly believe in my heart that I am an athletic woman. Even if I am not feeling as fit as I would like to, I like to project that mantra. I try to maintain a level of fitness such that if someone asks me to run a 5K with them this weekend, I wouldn’t hesitate to say yes. I hold myself out as that person who can walk a mile the metro instead of Ubering, lift my own suitcase above my head rather than asking for help, and jump in on a workout trend without feeling like I might die. When you start believing that you are the person who you want to be, then you’re already basically there.
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