For a rare few, mornings are the best time of the day. The birds are chirping, the sun is rising, and this the new day is invigorating. For the rest of the world, however, pushing out of bed and into the world of zombie consciousness, frankly just sucks! However, if you’ve wanted to take your lifestyle to the next level of healthiness, the snooze button needs to go. Maybe not competely, but, well, you know what I mean!
Getting back to what i was telling you. Wondering why you should kick your snooze button to the curb and get to the gym or class first thing in the morning? Here are 7 awesome solid reasons…
Reason #1: You’re in a Healthy Headspace
When the first thing you do with your day is engage in purposeful movement, it does wondrous things to your mental state. Instead of thoughtlessly taking a bite of high-carb, high-sugar, low-energy food during the day, you’re very conscious about what you put into your body. After all, you woke up early to get this body lookin' dead sexy. No reason to waste your early-morning routine. On top of better food choices, you’re more likely begin to find new opportunities to take advantage of ways to reach your goals. Doesn't that sound like a great skill to practice? Yeah, I know, right!
Reason #2: You’ll Need Less Caffeine
Feel like you spend most of your day traveling from your desk to the coffee machine? feeding that morning zombie. Get up earlier and work out and watch your need for liquid energy decrease. Sure, you may still enjoy a cup or two—you may even need a cup on the way to the gym, but hitting the gym early in the morning will give you an added boost of energy and mental clarity without the use of caffeine.
Reason #3: You’ll Have Privacy
Spend much time working out in the evening? You know how frustrating it is to wait around for a weight machine or treadmill. You want to use every minute in the gym to push your body/mind to its limit? Then stop waiting for stuff by getting in when everyone else is fast asleep. As an added perk, most other people you will find who work out at that time; those are people who tend to get things done. It's really amazing how when you start to surround yourself with people who get stuff done, it increases your abilty to get more things done. Doer's emjoy more of what this world is offering to them. Thrive to hang around those people.
Reason #4: You’re Ready for Work
On top of being more health-minded, you’ll find yourself feeling more confident after an early-morning workout. Big client flying in for a meeting? No problem. You just conquered a pre-dawn workout, showered all your sweat off, and ate a healthy, protein-rich breakfast. That little meeting is no problem, bring it on!
Reason #5: Nighttime Is Your Time
When Friday rolls around, your family and friends aren’t always understanding of your workout routines. They beg and they plead with you to skip your workout (just this once!) so you can join them for a party or a night on the town. Eventually, you’re guilted into doing as they wish. Put together enough of those non-exercise evenings and your commitment is in trouble. Hit the gym early in the morning, on the other hand, and you can have your workout and be social in the evenings, too!
Reason #6: You’ll Stick with It
Nighttime fun isn’t the only reason you skip exercise. In fact, more often than not, a late night at the office or taking the kids to soccer practice does in your routine. So if you want to meet your goals in the gym, get started on your routine in the morning, and you'll always start your day ahead.
Reason #7: Your Body Thanks You
There are a lot of things that have to go right in your body to feel well and perform at your peak. You can help regulate a number of these processes by getting good sleep waking up and hitting your work out early. In fact, even if you’re not a morning person right now, within a few weeks of exercising in the morning, you will adapt, and BAM. you'll find yourself waking up earlier and feeling energized every day of the week, which enables you to do well at the gym, which will spill into general life—on your off days, you'll have fruitful mornings even when you're away from the gym.
Call or email me today to find out what mornings are like in Sweat Nation – let’s get you into the best shape of your life together!
Track Of The Day - Her Morning Elegance - Oren Lavie