I’m pretty serious about my workout routine. I feel I absolutely need to be active at least a hour a day. It’s become more important to me that staying active is good to live a healthy life. As soon as I get up, I like to go outside and run or at least hike for an hour in the morning. I believe that doing this first thing in the morning does a lot of good for you. First off, it helps wake me up. Since I don’t drink coffee, getting up and running actually wakes my mind and body up from the night’s sleep. It also is beneficial to run in the morning to beat the heat that inevitably arrives in the daytime. Since I wake up early too, I get out and about earlier than most other people so I don’t have to deal with children at the bus stop or other people milling about, blocking my running path. When I get home, I’ll usually turn the control unit to my favorite temperature of 55 degrees. I’m more comfortable in a cooler setting when I am active. When it’s too hot, I guess kind of get groggy and unable to get motivated to work out and do my best. When it’s too cold, I notice that my joints feel tight. So it’s pressing to me to keep my heating control unit at the most ideal setting, which took several weeks of fine-tuning. A precise 55 degrees is the sweet spot for me. This may differ for everyone, though. After I adjust the control unit, I’ll make a protein shake and begin my exercises, weights, and calisthenics. I’m sure to eat a breakfast too, because you do want to fuel yourself for the rest of the day. This is my routine 4 or 5 mornings a week.