I never thought I’d be a morning person.
But these days the morning hours are the only time in my day when my mind is clear and I have the most energy. I recently read that over 70% of people who work out get it done in the morning. A few weeks ago, I made a goal to start working out every morning until I felt “good” about myself. This wasn’t about the weight on the scale or setting any unrealistic expectations, I would simply wake up and work out until I started to feel better mentally and physically.
My workouts could be as easy as taking a walk around my neighborhood or as vigorous as running a few miles or attending a class. Needless to say, my new morning routine has started to pay off. Even though I’m nowhere near where I would like to be physically, I’m feeling so much better about my day. I also noticed a few other changes that I wanted to share.
1. Less Coffee
Waking up and heading straight into a work out that gets your heart rate going will significantly decrease your morning caffeine intake. I’m not a crazy coffee drinker, but I did notice a few days that I would forget to have a cup. If you body needs stimulation to wake up, then give it a healthier option by working out first thing in the morning and see what happens.
2. More Production
During my morning workouts I have found that I’m clearing my mind which has allowed me to be far more productive with work. Also the solid hour of time I have away from my phone is a very nice start to the day.
3. Set The Tone
If you are like me and struggle to eat healthy, working out in the morning truly does set the tone for the rest of your day. I guarantee if you get your fitness on in the morning, you won’t want to eat anything bad for the rest of the day.
4. Lose Fat
5. Insta-Bragging Rights
Okay this one sounds crazy, but it’s also help me very accountable. A sunrise is always beautiful, so go ahead and snap that photo and share it on social media. Posting about my workout journey on Instagram has kept me on track with my goals because I have a wonderful support system that is cheering me on!
When do you like to work out?