I’m one of those people that have to work out in the morning. If I don’t exercise soon after I wake up, there is an 85% chance that I’ll make an excuse not to do it later. For me, there are some benefits to morning workouts verses any other time of the day.
Because of my Morning Workouts, I:
I Have More Energy
Although some days I have to drag myself out of bed in the morning, the energy I create by exercising early sustains me through the day. I have more energy to go to work, studying for school, and working with clients. The days that I skip morning workouts end up being unproductive and I honestly feel a little under the weather. The days that I do not exercise, I also tend to crave sweets (as if sweets give me energy or something).
I Have Better Consistency
Having a set routine/ritual of waking up and getting my workout clothes on and working out has set me up for long-term success. People that have a set pattern they follow every day tend to stick with it long-term more than those that just attend a workout class once in a while. Once I’m in motion, I tend to stay in motion… with a lot of things in my life.
I Sleep Better
I wake up around 4:00 a.m. each morning to workout. That means that I have to go to sleep earlier. I also push pretty hard in my workouts and get my adrenaline going. If I did that in the afternoon or evening, my body would probably still be amped up from that and prohibit sleep. When my head hits the pillow, I’m out. There’s no laying in bed and counting sheep.
Do you workout in the mornings too? What are some other benefits you’ve experienced? Please share in the comments!
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