Morning Person 2016 – Lesson 7

Lesson 7: Exercise Your Willpower

Willpower is like a muscle, it can be strengthened. Willpower is the moment you remember your goal, fight the urge to snooze and lift your body out of bed – despite how hard it feels. It’s your brain and body working together. The good news is that you can train your willpower. The better news is that as you develop your willpower, sticking to your goal goes from feeling like a stress or chore – to feeling positive and empowering.

How do you train your willpower? Practice and repetition. The idea is to pick one thing, one action that you commit to doing everyday. Something that has meaning for you. Not hitting snooze is a good one. But, let’s go further this week – and experiment with exercise as a way of training our willpower. An exercise that connects your mind and body is best for this practice. Things like yoga, stretching, pilates… smart, mindful exercises.

This assignment is from “Becoming a Morning Person” by Little Green Dot

Alright. She gave us a couple of videos to use if we wanted – a 10 min stretch and a 30 min workout. But I’m like…super pregnant. lol! Plus I don’t feel comfortable sharing everything that she tells us, since it’s supposed to be a class you sign up for. The emails are actually way longer than what I copy/paste in my little blurbs at the top of the blog posts, fyi.

Anywho, I went to Do Yoga With Me and found their beginner-level prenatal yoga videos:

So I’m thinking…leg cramps/spine on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri mornings. Preparing for Birth on Wednesday evenings. Modified Flow on Saturday. Let’s do this. (The best part with that schedule is I don’t actually have to do anything until tomorrow night. Go me!)


Tell me how you REALLY feel: