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Bad day yesterday; A few tips on how I’ll avoid a repeat.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 by  
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Never skip breakfast!

Never skip breakfast!

I don’t know what my problem was yesterday. I woke up feeling great, but by mid-morning I was feeling lazy, unfocused and unmotivated. I had a lot of work to get done, and I just couldn’t seem to get into any kind of groove.

I forced myself to train legs in the afternoon because I usually have a good (if not great) workout if I just get in there and get to it. That sure wasn’t what happened yesterday: I never got out of first gear.

After my shower I tried to get back to work, but I simply could not get focused. So I walked away from my desk and did something I never do: I plopped down on the couch and turned on the television. I don’t even remember what I watched. It was like my brain had turned into mush or something.

So what do you do when you have one of “those days”? Most importantly, don’t dwell on it! Everyone has bad days from time to time. If you don’t let it go you’re only priming the pump for another bad day.

Get a good night of sleep! I started preparing to make today better by going to bed extra early. Why? Because without a good night of sleep you’ve already got a strike against you before you even get out of bed. When you’re tired it’s hard to do anything as well as you could when you’re well rested.

Something else that almost always helps get me focused and in a good mood is intense exercise. Today is a cardio day, and that’s perfect. As soon as I finish writing this blog I’m going to go for a bike ride, get my heart rate up and enjoy the beautiful morning.

Finally, eat a good breakfast! Some of my favorite breakfast foods are egg whites, red potatoes, Nitrean protein powder and oats. I never miss breakfast, not for any reason. A few years ago Lisa used to skip breakfast all the time. The excuse was that she was rushing around trying to get out the door. I convinced her to try getting up just 5 minutes earlier so that she’d have time to eat. Once she started doing that she noticed a massive difference in her overall energy level and mental focus, and now she never misses that imprortant first meal.

Time for my bike ride! Have a great day (and I will, too!)

John Stone Fitness Comments

2 Responses to “Bad day yesterday; A few tips on how I’ll avoid a repeat.”
  1. Bad days do suck… I had to get a root canal this afternoon and now I can’t feel my face!

    I NEVER eat breakfast though. John you should check out Martin Berkhan if you haven’t yet at his site leangains.com It’s all about the B.S. of high meal frequency.

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