LA Power Plate: Inspiration Requires Energy

By · Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

I originally wrote this for my wife’s fashion blog a year ago, and recently saw it and it cracked me up so hear you go. Enjoy!

It’s way past my bed time on a Thursday night. I could:

* stay up and slog through the work in front of me which is due at noon tomorrow or
* go to bed early (and possibly inspire my wife to burn a few calories with me before lights out), crash and get some much needed zzzz’s.

I pick going to bed early and I set my alarm for an hour early. Why?

If you wake up an hour before you are suppose to, you can run 2 or 3 miles of interval sprints around the block in 1/2 hour (which is a 300 calorie burn), be back in time for a shower and to meditate on something positive before you need to be out the door (grape fruit in hand).

By going to bed early you just gave your brain and body some time to generate some fresh perspective for the project you’re working on. The endorphin rush you feel from the run (because you got more than 4 hours of sleep) will keep you sane in morning traffic by reminding you that you are in some way connected to all the people in shinny metal boxes rolling 25 down the 405 next to you.

When you take the time to take care of yourself, you take care of every one around you too because when you feel good, you are faster, funnier, more forgiving and full of the inspirational flow required to finish the job, and everyone benefits!

All that from going to bed early? You bet your plastic butt Los Angeles, and you better start believing it too if you want to fit into those size 2’s you are manufacturing for your fall line that you hope to wear to that high school reunion or that next fashion networking event.


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