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8/22/13 2:04 P

up at 4:30 to workout.

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8/22/13 11:27 A

I'm close. I'm up at 5 to workout by 5:30. In the shower by 6:15, out the door at 7:05

The times I've tried to exercise in the evening have always turned into disasters. I can think of 335 excuses by the time 4pm rolls around!

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8/22/13 11:06 A

Yes. I am usually heading for the shower. I have been getting to the gym at 3:30 am just to get it behind and to avoid the crowd at the gym. Everyone keep pushing on even if you don't go to the gym early long as you get something done.

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8/22/13 10:31 A

I have tried and tried to be a morning exerciser. I know it works better for me. In my n=1 experiment, I lose weight and feel better when I exercise in the a.m. However, I just cannot push myself to get moving! I am going to keep trying though. I am signing up for a class at the "Y" that starts at 5:15. I am thinking of setting the alarm a little earlier each day to start preparing...and going to bed earlier!


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8/22/13 5:09 A

I like to get up early or stay up til midnight to exercise, Did ST this morning at midnight but didn't do cardio as I didn't want to wake my DH with my stomping around and now I already feel like it's too late. I'm committing to 30 minutes cardio at 0430. emoticon emoticon Had an emoticon workout yesterday morning at 0300 emoticon

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8/21/13 10:58 P

It's the best way to start my day.

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8/21/13 9:14 P

I only do the 5:15 thing twice a week because I can't go to the evening classes be sues of my crappy job schedule. I

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8/21/13 4:51 P

I've just started working out first thing in the morning. (used to go right after work) Changed my work schedule from 7-4 to 8-5 to accommodate it. A quick breakfast and I'm in the gym a bit after 5AM. Makes it so I can bike to the commuter train station without riding when it's quite so dark (for the next month or two anyway) and also saves having to shower more than once a day.

Great way to start the day.

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8/21/13 1:40 P

I wake up at 4:45 to get my powerwalk /jog in before work. And I don't worry about anyone else up ,because I feel great!!! You have good will power and that's awesome!!!!:}

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8/20/13 5:00 A

It is so great to hear that I am not alone in this early hour :) I am heading off to the gym for my leg workout.

Have a great day everyone!!!

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8/19/13 10:58 P

up early to workout before kids wake up

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8/19/13 8:00 P

I'm up at 5 a.m but my workout starts @ 5:30

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8/19/13 2:10 P

indeed - I get up at 4:30 so I can do my strength training and walk before I start work. Not fun, but at least I am able to get a workout done :)

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8/19/13 1:56 P

I'm usually up at silly oclock in the morning. Definitely my favourite time to do stuff. Not so much in the winter though. Had some lovely misty sunrise jogs along a river a couple of years ago before I moved. Gorgeous. But yes, I prefer to do a workout early before it gets hot.

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8/19/13 1:46 P

I've been strongly considering it, but usually when I plan to get up at 4 for an early run, I'm so excited by the idea that I can't sleep.

I have a problem :) I am up at 5-ish to get to work though.

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8/19/13 1:32 P

I'm on vacation this week so am up at the late hour of 6am to run. Usually I'm up at 4:45. I need to exercise before my young kids are up for the day.

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8/19/13 12:09 P

Me too! Every time I try to switch to an afternoon workout schedule I slack, big time! I'm up at 5:15 for weights and cardio or HIIT. :)

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8/19/13 11:52 A

I am not a morning person, but it is way too hot to run in the afternoon or evening. So on running days I am usually up at 5:00. I stretch and run for about an hour. Then I walk/run the dogs (they won't run!), then cool down, listen to the news, get ready for work, eat breakfast.

I need to get up at 5:00 more often so I can step up my program. I admire all of you who are doing it consistently.

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8/19/13 11:51 A

I have to be at work at 5 am. emoticon

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8/19/13 11:11 A

I only have to get up before 5 one morning a week, but Thursday mornings, I'm right there with you! My other running days, I'm up at around 5:30, and my non-running days, I "sleep in" until 6:30 or so.

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8/19/13 9:35 A

I try to get up around that time, but I'm definitely not a morning person and I usually sleep through my alarm. :)

Evenings work better for me.

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8/19/13 8:35 A

The alarm goes off at 4:30, and I'm out the door or on the treadmill at 6:00 to exercise. Then I have to be to work by 7:30. Early morning exercise is definitely the way to go for me.

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8/19/13 8:15 A

Yeah... my kids. @_@

I don't start my workout until 7-8am though.

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8/19/13 6:43 A

It is great to know that I am not the only one up at the crack-of-dawn to get my workout in before the day starts. I think the early morning is the best time of the day for a run or bike ride.

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8/19/13 5:12 A

about to run 9K on the treadmill, with 2x2.5km at 5:10/km pace.

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8/19/13 5:10 A

My alarm goes off at 4:30 so I can take my meds. 5:00 is a cup of coffee and 5:30 I am exercising. You are not alone. :-)

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8/19/13 4:43 A

Hey there Spark Friends! I am up at 4:15am this morning so that I can fit my exercising in before heading to the office. Just checking in to see if anyone else is up at this hour?

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