I know, I know we’re not all morning people but hear me out! I know many of probably struggle to get out of bed in the morning and even the thought of working out in the early a.m. before you head to work seems crazy! Well here are 5 reasons you may want set your alarm for an early morning workout…
REASON #1: It’s usually quiet at this time of day, so it can be a great way to have some time to yourself. Plus there is much more equipment available at the gym so you won’t have to waste time waiting for equipment!
REASON #2: Exercising in the morning wakes up your brain, clears your mind, and helps you organize your thoughts, what better way to prepare you for your day? Plus you will feel soooo good afterwards and feel so positive about yourself that the thought of eating anything unhealthy (that will take away further away from you reaching your goals) doesn’t even cross your mind. Double awesome!:)
REASON #3: YOU GET IT DONE! If you get it done first thing, then you won’t have to worry about trying to squeeze it in to your busy schedule (socializing, kids, friends, a hot date, etc). Plus, studies have shown morning exercisers are more consistent and rarely miss their workouts!
REASON #4: Exercising helps get things moving, digestively speaking, so working out early can help with getting rid of the ‘build up’ in your body (if you don’t go at least once a day, you might want to see someone about that!)
REASON #5: Without food in your belly you will likely faint or feel nauseaus during your workout so working out in the morning will encourage you to eat breakfast, which is the best way to boost your metabolism which means you will burn more calories throughout the day!
So are you convinced?? There are many other reasons why it’s better to get ‘er done (your workout, that is) in the morning! To those of you who are regular early a.m. work-outers, why do you train in the morning? And for all the people who like to work out after work, how do you do it and what do you like best about it?
If you haven’t tried the early morning workout thing I highly recommend you do! You can thank me later 🙂
Have a great weekend! Rain, rain go away!!