Think Thin Thursday ~ The COFFEE Dilemma

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

Some of you may remember me writing about some sleep challenges I've had during the past month. The melatonin addition did not take in the weeks previous and I'm ready for the micro-dose alternative. In the meantime, even though I am not in the habit of early morning workouts there are benefits to implementing them into the plan.

If I were to map out the morning it would begin with my favorite cup of coffee, 100% Kona. The juices, sometimes called hormones have already begun their busy day and the java just gives an extra push to get to the starting line. You don't have to have anything to drink but if coffee is to your liking then by all means begin there.

After coffee it's time to workout. You don't need an all out two hour session during these early changes in your routine but 10 to 20 minutes of effort may change your mind about morning workouts. Here are a few reasons why you can benefit from getting yourself in gear earlier in the day rather than later.


1. AM Testosterone levels are higher and provide greater work capacity

2. An increased pulse rate early in the day will energize you throughout

3. After your adjustment period you'll exceed prior capability with ease

4. The coffee will give you a boost although limit yourself to one cup

5. Morning workouts will raise your self esteem and confidence levels

6. Stress will no longer take over your day (thanks norepenephrine)

7. Your brain will thank you for increased memory and attentiveness

8. Breakfast is good for you and AM workouts bring the appetitite

9. You'll breeze right through previous minor annoyances easily

10. Morning workouts become habits due to better time management





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Comments (9)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great post looks like I need to change my morning routine. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Sep 27, 2018 02:24 PM
Kevin J. May

I guess you & me both. The one good thing about not sleeping is you can get a lot more accomplished in a day.

Sep 27, 2018 07:35 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kevin J. May cute video -my coffee machine broke so running to buy a new one was my exercise today

Sep 27, 2018 03:01 PM
Kevin J. May

Teletubbies were a staple every morning for almost a decade. Learned a lot from them Hannah!

Sep 27, 2018 07:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kevin=I prefer working out and getting my major walking out of the way in the morning. So the melatonin didn't work???

Sep 27, 2018 06:36 PM
Kevin J. May

I'm going to try and ease my way into it with a walk and swim routine. The melatonin works but not in the manner I want. Made me tired but does not give me a full night's rest so I'll be attempting the microdosing and see what happens.

Sep 27, 2018 07:41 PM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kevin, I may have mentioned it but a friend of mine took something called Calm- that he mixed in water and drank before bedtime. It helps you sleep. Got it at The Vitamin Shoppe. 

Sep 28, 2018 08:50 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  We get our Kona from:

      Pele Plantations (go for the Peaberry).  This is served in The White House!

      Heavenly Hawaiian


   *Jamaica Blue Mountain, Mavis Bank is the best... but there are many, many fakes pretending to be JBM.  Be careful!

Sep 27, 2018 06:58 PM
Kevin J. May

The blends are hidden everywhere Fred. We almost bought our own small plantation about 20 years ago. The search would have ended had that happened. I'm limited to one mug in the morning so I want something special. Thanks for the links!

Sep 27, 2018 07:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I do not even get out of bed until I get my first mug of coffee and that is just how it is, Endre

Sep 27, 2018 11:10 PM
Kevin J. May

Endre, that's what I call livin' the life! Drink up my friend.

Sep 28, 2018 09:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've always been an early morning person (and I mean early)... at the gym by 4:30am. But I go nowhere until I've had my coffee. And once back, more coffee and a protein-heavy breakfast. I'm at my best through the morning hours.

Sep 28, 2018 05:34 AM
Kevin J. May

You are an early riser Nina. Usually the birds have to be singing really loud to make me move at that hour. I thought 5 was good!

Sep 28, 2018 09:42 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never been a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy my morning tea!  I hope that your sleeping woes will be solved soon my friend.

Sep 28, 2018 08:13 AM
Kevin J. May

Tea ism't a bad alternative but I hope you kept the caffeine?

Sep 28, 2018 09:44 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the advice, Kevin.  I need to work on these.  Other than the coffee part, I've got that nailed.

Oct 01, 2018 05:59 AM
Kevin J. May

Gabe, you're off to a great start!

Oct 01, 2018 10:12 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Sage advice, Kevin! I do have one question - I'm more of a pot of Kona each morning, instead of a cup! You said limit yourself to one cup. Is there a reason for that - other than you CAN have too much of a good thing?!!

Oct 07, 2018 12:58 PM