Nope…”Just Do It” isn’t my quote of the week. Although it could be. Have you ever had a day when you came home from work totally pooped out (mentally or physically) and all you wanted to do was gripe and complain and eat tater tots on the couch? No? You don’t eat tater tots when you’re tired? I guess it’s just me?
What about in the morning? Like today, I woke up in a terrible mood. Sometimes you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. I KNOW some of you have done that.
It’s so tempting when you are worn out, stressed or just plain crabby to accept it as inevitable and just have a bad day. Or just be a lazy bum on the couch. Or snap at the next person who tries to talk to you. But guess what? I have a trick that can help you snap out of that lazy-crabby-bleh funk and give your day a complete shift.
It’s not a venti caramel latte, it’s not a bag of chips, it’s not even a mega online shopping spree (but hey…that does sound fun!).
Really, it’s quite simple.
Just Do It.
Even if it’s 15 minutes of wake up stretches and abs before you start your day. Or an after work walk can have amazing effects. You never know, once you get going you might even feel so good you’ll want to kick some major butt and turn that walk into a run, or add some strength moves or plyos! I swear, the more I sweat, the better I feel. Check out my “Mood Boosting Circuit” below for an easy one to start with!
If you can only just get those shoes on and do something you’re pretty much guaranteed to feel better. I know this morning after my run I felt like I had pushed the “reset” button and my bad mood was good and I was ready to take on the day. And the other night when I was so brain dead I threw on a new pair of neon shoes (that always helps) and went for a sunset walk. Total stress reliever.
“You’re only one workout away from a good mood”
Disclaimer: Although I am an AFAA certified Personal Fitness Trainer, you should consult a physician before starting any exercise program or diet. If you choose to do any workouts on this website, you do so at your own risk.