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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.
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