Lately I’ve switched from post-work workouts in the afternoon and evening to doing morning workouts. It’s a different schedule entirely for me but I’m loving it! This morning I knocked out half an hour of cardio and a strength training workout as well, all before I’d done anything else for the day.
I always used to avoid working out in the morning because I love getting more sleep and hitting the snooze button once or twice. I also thought that working out the in the morning would make me hungrier all day. Sometimes that happens if it’s a particularly hard workout, but in general those were just excuses. I lacked motivation to wake myself up an hour earlier to fit in a workout.
I’ve been working out in the morning for several weeks now and I really love it. It’s nice to start my day knowing I’ve already worked out. I start my work day feeling accomplished rather than like I have a million things to do that won’t get done. I start out my day feeling energized and happy thanks to the rush of endorphins my workout provides.
If you’re not a morning exerciser, I recommend trying it. It’s something I avoided and didn’t think I could do but there are so many benefits to working out in the morning.
Morning Workout Motivation
I’m including some of my favorite morning exercise motivation below in case you need a boost. Peep it, print it, share it, and make it happen!
Morning Workout Motivation: There’s rarely a bad time to exercise, but morning workouts have been proven to burn more calories.
Morning Workout Motivation: You’ll get a lot more compliments for working out than you will for sleeping in.
Morning Workout Motivation: Early. Just wake up and work it. Because honestly what is that extra hour rolling in your bed going to achieve compared to a solid workout?
Morning Workout Motivation: I will own my mornings.
Happy morning workouts to you all! :) Do you workout in the morning or later in the day?