1 step, 5 minutes for a more focused, powerful and healthy life. Tell me, what do you plan to do with your one and only precious wildlife? – Mary Oliver

Life is certainly busy. I was talking to my roommate, Tyler, about how things were going and he said something that I think a lot of people resonate with: “There just aren’t enough hours in the day.”

Here’s a look at what Tyler’s schedule looks like:

  • Wake up at 6 a.m. M.
  • Work 8am
  • Get to the gym 5 pm
  • Get home and shower 7:30 pm
  • Eat Dinner 8:00 pm
  • Study / girlfriend / free time until 10pm
  • To sleep

Rinse and repeat. Maybe you’re a working mom or stay-at-home mom and your days are even crazier. I know that when I was little my mom had to balance cleaning the house, teaching us school (yes, my mom was a hippie and she educated us at home until we got to high school), preparing meals, as well as being a wife.

I’m thankful that she did all of that for us, but one thing I know that kept her sane was a few minutes each morning. Your health and fitness results are made up of about 20% of what you do in the gym, 30% of what you put in your mouth, and fifty% what you think of yourself.

Today is about what you do before and after taking massive action.

I have a balcony that overlooks my apartment complex on Walnut Creek towards Pleasant Hill, I can even see Concord. One thing I love is sitting out there, night or day, looking at people and spending some time thinking about how I want my life to turn out.

It’s my version of my mom’s few minutes every morning. When I was a kid, I would walk in and see her reading or journaling about something, and I never realized why. Without taking time for yourself, without exercising, you don’t have much of a chance of reaching your health and fitness goals.

The 5 minutes don’t have to be focused at first, but make sure that somewhere from those crazy 4, 5, 6 a.m. to every time you get into bed you dedicate yourself at least 5 minutes to think about where you want your life to end.

Otherwise, life becomes a good and an accident. You didn’t mean to spend your time reacting to what was going on around you, you really wanted to take those dance lessons, or learn French, lose weight, whatever, but it never happened.

2 reasons:

1. He didn’t spend time planning how he will spend his unique and precious wildlife

2. He took no action.

With those two steps I guarantee that you will begin to see a change in how you feel, look and act. Getting the body you want and deserve is all about nutrition and exercise, but that’s only half the battle. Where your mindset is ultimately where you will end up.


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