Sick, Fat, Nearly Dead: Wake up to the annoying beeping of an alarm clock, still feeling un-rested and sleep deprived from staying up late the night before.
Healthy, Lean, Loving Life: Wake up naturally after getting a full night’s rest.
Sick, Fat, Nearly Dead: Scrape thick white coating from tongue caused by eating a heavy meal before bed. Stumble into the shower to deal with excessive body odor.
Healthy, Lean, and Loving Life: Go for a morning run, bike ride, or walk, and do a quick yoga routine or some push-ups before hitting the shower.
Sick, Fat, Nearly Dead: Make a pot of coffee because caffeine is needed in order to fully “wake up” and maybe have a bowel movement.
Healthy, Lean, and Loving Life: Rehydrate with a large glass of non-fluoridated water.
Sick, Fat, Nearly Dead: Spend lots of time making sure makeup, hair, nails, and undergarments are expertly applied. Maybe no one will notice the extra 50 pounds of fat hiding underneath.
Healthy, Lean, and Loving Life: Already planned wardrobe the night before, so getting dressed only takes 5 minutes. No girdle needed. Minimal makeup needed. Maybe no one will notice that toenail paint got chipped while running on the beach this morning before work.
Sick, Fat, Nearly Dead: Not feeling particularly hungry because of a heavy dinner the night before, but grab something at a gas station or fast food drive-in anyway just to “rev up the metabolism.”
Healthy, Lean, and Loving Life: Feel hungry due to exercising and not having eaten in over 12 hours. Have already planned (and possibly prepared) breakfast the night before.
Sick, Fat, Nearly Dead: Eat a combination of fat and carbohydrates such as a pastry, donuts, sausage & biscuit, or pancakes, with fruit juice, milk, or non-dairy milk.
Healthy, Lean, and Loving Life: Eat a hearty breakfast with some fat and protein such as a homemade omelet with veggies, Greek-style yogurt or cottage cheese with nuts or seeds, bacon and eggs, or a homemade smoothie made with whey protein. Drink water and get calories from solid food.
Sick, Fat, Nearly Dead: Arrive to work late because there was a line at Dunkin’ Donuts.
Healthy, Lean, and Loving Life: Arrive to work early because there was no traffic. (Everyone else was in line at Dunkin’ Donuts.)
Sick, Fat, Nearly Dead: Don’t get much done before lunchtime because of “allergies” and a bit of lethargy from eating breakfast.
Healthy, Lean, and Loving Life: Get more done before lunch than most get done all day because you’ve had a good night’s rest, a quick burst of exercise, and a satisfying breakfast, so your body and mind work more efficiently to complete tasks.