At 6am this morning I crawled out of bed to a freezing cold house and clouds covering the sky. I live in th San Francisco Bay Area and this is supposed ot be the start of our Indian Summer but that has not happened yet.
Today, was one of the rare mornings where I didn’t have early clients. I popped open my laptop with coffee in hand and a blanket across my lap trying to keep warm.
I answered some e-mails, connected with my virtual training clients and watched a little GMA.
Although my morning was open, my afternoon was packed with meetings, conference calls and ends with catching up with a good friend I have not been able to connect with in a few weeks.
As I am cuddled up under my warm blanket I am contemplating working out.
If I wanted to get it in, it had to happen right then and there. If not, something else was going to get knocked off the to-do list as they day went on. I am still on a mission to make this year my healthiest year yet and I didn’t want pure laziness to get in my way.
I needed some extra motivation.
I grabbed my jumprope, bands and ab wheel. I put on a cute workout outfit but even that didn’t seem to help. So I grabbed my essential oils.
I have become fascinated with oils the past 2 months. Originally I started using them to help with my sleep disorder and then saw the benefit the offered when used for anxiousness and stressed. Now, I am trying them with just about everything.
In a world that is moving so fast we forget to stop and smell the roses, I find oils a great way to get the aromatherapy our senses need and also to help regulate our energy forces.
Today I used Peppermint and Motivate to give me a little extra push and it worked! Peppermint helps to promote clear breathing and is a great pick-me-up oil. Motivate, the Encouraging Blend, promotes confidence and courage. It also has a chocolate smell for all the chocolate lovers out there! Together they can give you the boost you may need on tough days.
Workout is done and I can now go about my day with no regrets!
Have you worked out yet today? Here is a cardio blast workout that can be done anywhere!
~ TIffany G.