Sunday, 9 April 2017

WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE A MORNING WORKOUT


I hadn't really realised that I am in the minority when it comes enjoying a morning workout. I always workout first thing if I can, my alarm will be set for 6am or around then, I'll be up, dressed and out the door. I find if I can get the hardest thing out the way first, then my day feels so much better and I just tend to feel far more productive.


I can get up at 5am, 6am, 7am... it totally depends on what I need to get done. I might need to get a decent run in and get some work done before I need to go to the office, so I will probably get up at 5am. I like to go to the pool early as well, because it means I can normally get a swimming lane to myself, plus I can do that and shower before work. It's all well and good me telling you why I do it, but I really want to fly the flag for the morning workout, so I've listed 5 reasons why you need to embrace it. 

Feeling Good |
Some people absolutely love going to an exercise class in the evening, or hitting the gym after 5pm... if that is you then that is great, but getting up early and getting more done before your actual day begins, will not only make you feel far more productive but it will boost that feel-good factor. 

It's Quiet | 
I love that I won't bothered. I often like to do a crossfit workout or go for a run around 6am, and the lovely thing it that nobody is going to interrupt me. I can peacefully get on with what I need to do. If I go for a run, I often get to see the day at it's best - in the summer it is seriously amazing because it is light and bright too. 


Burn Baby |
Working out in the evening is absolutely fine, but you're far more likely to put it off because you know you still have to do it. Also when you do that 6pm gym class, chances are you'll be taking part  whilst carrying a days worth of food you've eaten, or you'll enter that awkward time when you don't eat dinner until after and you're starving, or you'll eat before and regret it! With a morning workout I won't eat, not because I'm rebelling, but I seriously don't feel hungry at that time and will only eat when I genuinely feel hunger.  Often with a super early workout you won't have eaten before, so instead of burning off food you've eaten during the day, you're just going to be burning fat. 

Try More |
This is the perfect time to give things a go! I have tried numerous workouts at home in the morning that I've never done before. I loved the Les Mills On Demand fitness classes, I'd never really die Sh'bam properly, so fancied giving it a whirl where I couldn't be judged for getting moves wrong! I've done the Insanity workouts, this was where I originally tried out Charlotte Crosby's 3 Minute Belly Blitz - which I discovered I loved. 

Pack More In | 
I must admit initially when I did early training sessions I felt rather wiped out, but after a few weeks I kept going and my days were far more productive. My friend got me into something called the 5am club (basically a bunch of people who get up at 5am to get more out of their day) and after doing that morning training sessions seemed so obvious. Why hadn't I been doing them before!


Hopefully I've helped inspire you to at least try a morning workout... or consider the idea! I know many people will say they don't have time as they have to get to work or have to get the kids to school, but honestly the morning workout may slot into your lifestyle far better than the evening workout. You honestly feel so ready to face the day, more so than just a day where you might get up early, working out in the morning really kicks your body into gear. Fancy trying a morning workout? 

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25 comments

  1. My husband always runs in the morning and some days he'll do ten miles before I'm even out of bed. I'm not a morning person at all but I'm trying to learn to be. I think you're right about getting it out of the way, when I know I've got a workout in the evening I will spend all day thinking of reasons why I can't!

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  2. I've never done an early morning workout, i workout later on in the day

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  3. I find my days are better and more productive when I work out first thing in the morning x

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  4. I always feel so much better once I've done a workout in the morning, but it's just so hard to get out of bed at 6am! This has given me that boost to get back into a routine though, so thank you! x

    Lauren | www.thelifeofastudentblogger.blog

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  5. Fair play! If my mummy could get out in the mornings she would but it's always so hectic with nursery runs and getting to work x

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  6. If I were a workout person I would completely agree with this point of view. It would be so much easier to get it over and done with in the morning rather than have to face it in the evening after a long day of work.

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  7. I must admit that I am not a morning person and I do my workout in the evenings, at the gym. However, the other day I met my neighbor who was telling me that he went to the gym at 5 am. I guess we all workout when we feel it's better for us. :)

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  8. I do love a morning workout, although I must admit that they don't happen all that often!
    I love your leggings :)

    Dani x

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  9. I need to start gettjng back into exercise I used to in the evening's but need to find a better time for me. Maybe a morning is the way to go.

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  10. I totally prefer working out early in the morning as opposed to the afternoon or not. It definitely kickstarts your day and wakes you up!

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  11. Although I'll not be setting my alarm for 6am anytime soon, I do agree that working out first thing when you get up makes you feel a lot more productive for the day. I love it! xxx

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  12. I like to get my workout done first thing in the morning so it's out of the way and I can get on with the rest of the day.

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  13. Admittedly I am not nor will never be a morning person, so I am full of envy of those who are!

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  14. This is something I would like to do as I find I have less motivation in the mornings at the moment. Love the leggings x

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  15. I would love to be able to do this but I am really not a morning person! It would be a perfect time for me because I prefer to work out with not many people around!

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  16. I honestly wish I could find the get up and go to exercise on a morning - I just don't have the motivation!

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  17. Nope, not in the morning for me! I'm not a morning person and enjoy my sleep. Fair play to you though!

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  18. I am a terrible morning person and will eke out every single last minute that I can in bed. I much prefer to go to the gym or class at night as that is when I am at my best. I understand the great reasons for going first thing in the morning though, just wish I could get out of bed!! x

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  19. It is a good time to do a workout. I do my power walks with other mums once we drop off the kids so we have done some exercise and it leaves us feeling more awake plus warms us up on the cold mornings.

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  20. I totally agree, great for the feel good factor and love a more quiet workout

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  21. I've recently fallen in love with working out again, I love working out in the mornings because it gives you energy for day! x

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  22. Noo I am the same! I go to the 7am class at my gym everyday and it's a great way to get me out of bed in the morning :D

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  23. I really need to get back into the habit of going to the gym, or doing ANY kind of exercise in the morning. I've never had a routine, but I managed a week of morning gymming last month. Just to stop making excuses and do it again! :D Samantha JL

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  24. It really is the best way to start the day, you feel better and more energised.

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  25. I definitely need to get into this habit. I know I always feel great when I workout first thing, but I'm terrible at getting to sleep at night, so that's why early mornings are a problem! Need to try harder!

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