what you can do if you wake up and are not feeling too chipper,
and you have a full day ahead of you. I try to get my thoughts
focused on how grateful I am that I am physically able to
get out of bed. As I've been in 23 countries I have seen the
worst of the worst when it comes to those who are physically
disabled ... leprosy ... spinal bifida
The next thing I try to do is focus on how many people in
my audiences have told me what a difference I've made in their
lives. Can you remember when you were hungry and you thought
of a food you liked and your mouth started watering? Well,
just the thought of it initiated the digestive process of
saliva. If your thoughts can promote such a change in the
body, think of what a good thought will do to give you a head
start on the day when you're feeling sluggish with no pep!
It is then that is seems easy for me to roll out of bed and
thank God that I can.
the next thing I always do is focus on getting a good walk
in ... weather determining where to do the walking. The easiest
form of exercise is walking outside in the fresh air!
the weather is nice outside, start your walks at a military
pace - 3 miles an hour (that's a mile in 20 minutes). Then
get them to 4 miles an hour (that's a mile in 15 minutes).
Then, ultimately, 5 miles an hour (that's a mile in 12 minutes).
That might seem too difficult, but the record for the mile
walk is 5 minutes and 47 seconds. So, 12 minutes per mile
is very achievable ... and think of the oxygen you're getting
to your brain for better clarity. And the walk helps to increase
the mitochondria (energy portion of the cell)
lots more energy and you'll feel so much better. Aerobic means
with oxygen ... anaerobic means without oxygen. Do your exercises
to where you feel great. There's nothing to support that we
should feel miserable after we exercise ... Have Fun!
you're in a strange city and it's raining and miserably cold,
so, what can you do? I always walk to the top of the hotel
and walk each of the floors from top to bottom. Then I visit
the exercise room now that I'm warmed up. I tend to do all
my hard training when I'm home and just do maintenance while
I'm on the road.
Daytona Beach, FL ... This is Wayne Pickering reminding you
that you are very special and the envy of billions of people
on this planet. So treat yourself to the best of health ...
you deserve it.