I really don’t have a favorite hour of the day but I do have a favorite timeframe of the day. The time period 2 to 5 hours after I wake in the morning is the best timeframe of the day for me. If I am following my healthy routine, I have more energy and clarity during this period of my day.
The most important step of my healthy routine is to get at least 7 hours of sleep the night before. I am a person that requires an adequate amount of sleep. I understand from my mother that as a child she never had to tell me to take a nap because I would just climb in the bed whenever I felt tired. This is still my process now to listen to my body’s needs.
After waking from a good night’s sleep, I like to do a 30-50 minute cardio exercise workout before breakfast. This usually includes a combination of working out in my home gym on my treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical and Leslie Sansone’s Walk-at-Home DVDs. Normally, I break the workout up into three to five 10 minute segments on different exercise equipment because I get really bored doing the entire workout on one machine. I use a Polar Heart Rate monitor to make sure that I am working out in the fat-burning zone and don’t over-exert myself. (Also, I want every one of those exercise minutes to count!) After the workout, I take a hot shower, prepare and eat my breakfast with my favorite flavored decaf coffee.
Now, I have entered the best timeframe of my day.