What you do in the first few minutes of your day sets the tone for the rest of it. Tis a fact.
This is why it is important to begin your day with thoughts of happiness, success, great health and prosperity.
As soon as your feet hit the deck, you want to be launched into the realm of success – the ‘get something done today’ realm.
No more putting off til tomorrow what you can and should do today. No more dilly-dallying.
One of the key ways to help set you on this course is to always have a daily goal – especially a daily fitness goal. And if you achieve that goal first thing in the morning, the rest of the day is going to be awesome.
Yesterday when my son Frank and I arose from slumber, I asked him how many pushups he wanted to do. He chose the number – I counted. Then I asked him how many Hindu squats. Again, he chose the number and I counted. We did the same for situps.
Then I went to work on some Hindu pushups and other stretches. I not only stretch my body – but my mind, too.
The Hindu pushup is a bit like a cat stretch – as well as a dog stretch. I’m not a big tee-vee watcher, but contrary to what some think, there are some good stations. Animal Planet is one of them.
I love that show.
Last night I watched the special they had on wild cats. Everything from lions to tigers to cheetahs to leopards to mountain lions and a lynx.
Watched a mountain lion nab a deer, drag it throw the forest, latch onto to its neck and PULL it up a tree to hand over a branch (for safekeeping). Now, let me tell you, that’s some major league strength.
So watch how these wild – as well as domesticated cats (and dogs) stretch. They stretch backward hundreds of times per day. And they do it as soon as they wake up.
You, my friend, would be well advised to do likewise.
Doing so will not only increase you strength and flexibility – but it will ENERGIZE you for hours.
I’m betting you’d like some of that good old fashioned ENERGY. Well, get it the old fashioned way. Move your body the way it wants to be moved. Stretch like a cat and you’ll know why cats stretch the way they do.
By the way, you can learn all about this form of exercise in my Combat Conditioning book and DVDs. Go gobble them up NOW by sprinting over here.