Rise and Shine

Monday, August 12, 2013

Today's Inspiration:

Via Pinterest

There are so many excuses people give as to why they don't workout, but the most common excuse I hear is "I just don't have time."  I get it.  Life is busy, and it seems to get busier by the day.  When you take into account work, family responsibilities, social activities, charitable and religious commitments, and everything in between, there is barely enough time to catch the minimum hours of recommended snooze time.  However, we all have the same 24 hours in the day.  You have to make time for your health.  My advice, do it first thing in the morning.  

Let me guess, you're not a morning person.  Well guess what?  We have that in common.  Nobody in their right mind wants an alarm going off at 4:45 a.m.  The good news is, if you commit to routinely working out in the morning a few days a week, it will gradually get easier and easier to wake up (note:  I said "easier" not "easy").  Your body will get into the habit of an early morning wake up call, even if your brain doesn't.   

Today's Workout:  


L Sit-up

Leg Raise with Hip Lift


Farmer's Walk

Walking Lunges

Push Ups

The picture of the back raise was blurry and out of focus, but you can read a description from Men's Health here.  

I ended the workout with three 100-yard trips with a 60 lb sled (and a gorgeous sunrise).  

Sled Drags

Not bad for a Monday.


  1. Ugh, I think I may have to start working out in the morning, which I have NEVER done. More and more my workout gets skipped because of either working late or being tired/busy after work.

    Lemme ask you - do you eat first? I can't imagine eating first thing in the morning like that, but I know it's good to fuel your workout.

    1. Vanessa, I do not eat before I work out. I prefer to workout in a fasted state, especially that early. There is a lot of information out their on training in a fasted state, here is one article that I found interesting http://www.marksdailyapple.com/monday-musings-thoughts-on-fasted-training/#axzz2bztS6Kkm Hope this helps!

  2. What this supplements really is a mega pack of muscle. I think the hype about this product is a bit too much. That being said, I'm a huge believer in this product, and I love using it.


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