The Secret of your success is found in your daily routine – John C Maxwell
I have always looked up to John Maxwell for his leadership teaching and principles. As an aspiring leader myself i’m always looking to be on the cutting edge when it comes to growing as a person. Over the years I have began researching how to become a healthier person and I have incorporated John’s leadership principles into the health regimen. The more I mature the more I realize the secret to success in anything is found in your daily routine. How you spend your day for a single day will have little impact on your life either positive or negative. The way to make change in any field is to set yourself up with a daily routine. I have found that it’s even more important to do this when it comes to improving your health. I like to start my daily health regimin first thing in the morning. This will usually get my day started off right and it becomes easier to carry these positive and health habits into the evening.
The first thing I do every morning is fill my steel 40oz water bottle full of water at least 1/2 of a squeezed lemon. Drinking water first thing can help jump start your organs after 8+ hours of fasting. Lemon water is alkiline and drinking it in the morning can help make your feel better and quick start your energy levels. With my 40 oz of water I usually take a digestive enzyme. I do this first thing because I want to give the digest enzyme a little while to break down before I eat my breakfast. I try not to eat breakfast right when I wake up because I believe you should fast as long as possible. For example, if I eat dinner at 6 or 7pm then I try not to eat breakfast until 9pm or later. If I follow this time frame then that gives my body nearly 15 hours of fasting time per day. At around 9am when I’m done with my morning exercise I drink a glass of whey protein. Most of the studies show that whey protein has the best effect if taken within 30 minutes of exercising either before or after. After the whey protein settles in my system then I am ready to eat some breakfast. My breakfasts usually consist of an organic veggie omelet or a fruit and veggie smoothie depending on how hungry I am. I have found if I go light for breakfast then I usually end up eating a bigger lunch so it’s a wash in the end. I try to listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry.
That’s a basic rundown on how I start my day and I believe it’s been a huge reason for my success. Eating healthy and organic seems to keep my energy levels high and my mind clear. Remember, my morning routine is not for everyone and you should develop your own routine that gives you the greatest chance for success.
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