How I improve my health

This post will be a bit different from other financial/saving stuff 🙂 I would like to share things that I do to improve my health. I’m sure that without health not even whole world riches will make you happy. You will just be sad because you are unhealthy. And unhealthy I mean in more broader way not just physically fit but also emotionally. You can go to the gym and work you body to perfection but if your mind is a mess, again no happy life 🙂 So things that I do to improve my both physical and mental health:

  • Workout in the morning
  • Cold shower
  • Meditation
  • Fruit and nut shake in the morning
  • Running

First 4 I do when I just wake up. Strange things actually happened. Before I started forcing my self to do workouts – few stretches, push-ups,  crunches and squats (doing x10 each righ now) first thing in the morning, then go and get few seconds of cold shower and small 10 minute meditation afterwards, I slept to the last minute. Funny as I sound I always tended to wake up like at 7:30, always making to work something around 9 am (my works starts at 8, but nobody says anything if your come few minutes late) and I was feeling that I’m not getting enough sleep. I started forcing my self to wake up few minutes before 7 am and do thous 3 things that I mentioned and suddenly I started sleeping better and waking up actually at 6:30 and now i’m waking up at 6:00 right now with alarm set for 6:30 feeling fully recharged with good sleep 🙂 It’s very very hard to force your self to do these things in the morning prior to your job and not sleep extra half-hour, but believe me it’s worth it. Now I can’t sleep after 6 am 😀

Other thing what I do is to have a fruit shake at the morning. I put banana, some yogurt, apple, grapefruit and some nut mix to my blender. This is a great way to start the day and gets me energized for like next half of day. I even stooped drinking coffee at work first thing in the morning (!!!) as I have enough energy 🙂 My work collages even started suspecting me of using drugs as I come full of energy at the morning as other are very sleepy without their morning coffee 🙂 PEOPLE TRY THIS YOUR SELF! It’s amazing how these 4 small changes in morning routine change you. I feel very energetic right now, some times even to much 🙂 People don’t like when others looks much better then they are, but F@~) the haters let live happy life.

And running. This actually includes two of my Y2017 goals:

  • Run 300 km.
  • Run a half-marathon 21 km.

For now i’m in begging mode. Mostly running small 3-4 km easy runs in each 2-3 days just to have my body ready after ‘winder sleep’. My results are horrible and I get panted very easily. Another bad thing is that I’ve tried to run 10 km run and afterwards my left knee started to hurt dab and I feel it every time I walk to much of have a short run 😦 But little by little I should be fit for September where I intend to run for 5th year in a row in a marathon. Last 4 years I ran 10 km, now I want to challenge my self and do a half-marathon as 10 km become a bit boring. This will be a huge thing as I know longer distance demand for very very good preparation, but hey I still have like 5 months and i’m not totally new to running 🙂 I’ve just cheeked my Endomondo and I have completed only 33 km @ Y2017, but but but 24 km were run on May and it’s still not over. If I will manage to run 40 km/mo that will not be a problem. With my knee fixed I think I should do 50km/mo easy. Before I wend to 3 week military preparation for rookies I managed to do 100km in one single month, so it’s really doable 🙂

How do you improve your health? Do you run, exercise, meditate of have a cold shower in the morning (say whaaat, you must be crazy :))

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  1. A nice routine, very similar to mine. Would add some reading of interesting/inspirational things to give the mind extra things to dwell on.
    Reading it the last thing I do, but the one I’m anticipating the most. Makes starting the routine and waking up earlier so much easier.

    When was sick the last time, stopped doing cold showers… even forgot that I used to do it until you reminded me of it.

    About the knee. Do you run with shoes which have shock absorbers for the feet? Do you run on gentle surface like grass?

    If the knee is OK, then 5 months is more than enough time to get ready for half-marathon. Have done it twice. While knee is hurting you could cycle in fast speed – would develop your lungs capacity and body endurance.

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    1. Great proposals. Yes reading is good. Thats my next goal to consider 🙂 Regarding running I bought good running shoes. Also I try to run in a park most. I think this was just to much run for start thats all 🙂 30km/mo from zero is to much 🙂

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      1. No no the knee is fine if I don’t run. It starts hurting only after I run and hurts for few days. I think its to much running for season start that’s all.

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