After talking to celeb trainer Valerie Waters, I am more inspired to set my alarm, and then get up and go, for simple non-fitness reasons. On the topic of morning workouts, she told me,
"I believe that exercise makes you feel better. It makes you feel more confident and relaxed. If you exercise in the morning, you tend to be more aware of food intake throughout the day."
I heard this little snippet run through my head after turning off my alarm this morning. Rather than roll over and snooze, Val's voice helped motivate me onto the elliptical downstairs. Since I want whatever calories I burned before dawn to have an impact, I abstained from the sugar cookies making the rounds at Sugar Inc. and snacked on fruit and nuts instead. Thanks Val!
A FitSugar reader needs your help. She's got a case of the Winter blues and is falling off the healthy diet wagon. Can you offer her any advice on how to get back on?
I'd like to know what other readers do when they're in a funk, food-wise. After the holidays, I got in shape for a trip I took, but since then I've been eating more crap and feeling a little sorry for myself. I'm also feeling blah because of the Winter weather. I know that when it comes down to it I can be healthier but I'm just not feeling it right now.
What does everyone do when they need motivation to eat better? I have been keeping up with my exercise pretty well, which is probably why my clothes don't feel too tight, but I don't feel like I am on my game.
— A Case of the Winter Blues
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