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Dear Sleepyhead,

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ben Franklin was right, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

Well, maybe not the last two, but the first one sure is true. When you wake up early, you get your workout done and get your heart and body healthy.

The last week or two (or fill in the dates) you’ve been a sleepy head. You haven’t gotten to the gym at 6:30am because it is still dark when the alarm rings and the bed is so comfy and if you just lay still, you can squeeze out another hour or two of slumber.

It’s funny that if you get out of bed at 7:30am, when your workout would be wrapping up, the morning routine takes longer. Today, you did your 6:30am workout, and still managed to do all the things you needed to do in the morning and you were out of the house and off to work sooner than any day before when you didn’t get up for your workout. Isn’t that weird?

The morning workout gets your blood going and just sharpens your reflexes so that when you do get to working, you are more effective. Perhaps that is where the ‘wise’ part of Ben’s quote comes in.

Also, you have the evening clear to do house hold chores that never seem to get done. Perhaps if you used this energy and time in some money making endeavor, you could achieve the ‘wealthy’ part of Ben’s instruction.

So, get up early and do your workout, ok? You will not regret it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOODIEB 2/7/2013 12:00PM

    Agreed! It always sets a good tone for the day too.

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LIZZIECA55 2/6/2013 12:50PM

    Great blog and so true. I am an early riser but the early to bed is getting me now. I definitely need to work on that.

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LRSILVER 2/6/2013 4:40AM

    Great blog. I have been getting up early to exercise. It makes all the difference.

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ARMONIA 2/5/2013 11:45PM

    Nice blog!!

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ZIGGY7611 2/5/2013 10:04PM

    That great idea of sleeping in and 'saving time' never really works out, does it!??! emoticon For morning workouts!

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CALGALFOX 2/5/2013 9:00PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon


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MOM4407 2/5/2013 8:31PM

    This morning I was the emoticon . I usually get up at 5:15 to walk on the treadmill. Yesterday I walked and rode my bike so this morning I turned off the alarm and went for 1 hour more of sleep. I did walk after work.

I like walking in the morning.

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1TRULYBLESSED 2/5/2013 7:27PM

    It does seem counter-intuitive that getting up an hour or so earlier to work out could actually give you MORE energy and allow you to get MORE done, but darned if that isn't what happens! Now, if we could just do something about the dark and cold... emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 2/5/2013 4:30PM

  True indeed. emoticon

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