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MLAN613
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8/29/13 8:12 A

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Personally, I get up at 4:30 AM twice a week to get to the 5:15 AM class at my gym. I only do it because I have a crappy job with a crappy schedule and can't make it in time for the 5:30 PM class. My body responds much better to afternoon and evening exercise because I am more awake and not so tight from sleeping.





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8/28/13 1:58 P

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I had this great idea that I would be up at 5am every day and at the gym by 6am for a full hour's workout. But my body had other ideas. I would hit the snooze in my sleep. I even put the alarm out of reach and I just sleep through it. I can't wake up before 5:20. So I don't get to the gym until around 6:30; which only gives me half an hour to work out. But so far that's been more then enough. I'm always WAY above on my calories burned each week. I bike, walk at lunch, etc. So I decided to listen to my body, I don't get up before 5:20am.

If it works with your schedule, go for it. But if not, I don't think it's a good idea to sacrifice sleep to get in a little more workout time.

I've also read that after about an hour of exercise, you stop getting any real benefits. So if you want to get up early to put in a two hour workout, you might be better off getting an extra hour's sleep.

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8/28/13 9:32 A

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I've been getting up at 5:00 to workout for the last 6 weeks. After years of working out at night, I made the switch right before school started this year (I'm a teacher) and it has changed my life for the better. I have more energy for my day and am more creative too. I find I need less coffee on the days I get up early and work out.

3:00 A.M. would be super early for me, but if it works for you I'd say go for it!





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ROBBIEY
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8/28/13 8:09 A

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It is good if you can do it, but I have tried and I cannot exercise during the day. I do not get my energy level high until the evening.



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8/27/13 11:17 P

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I wake up at 4:30am to work out. It makes my day so much more efficient!



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8/27/13 10:58 P

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Love it. Tried a 10 am workout after a full night's sleep and it just wasn't the same!


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8/22/13 10:14 P

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I'm not a morning person, but mornings are the only time that I can fit my exercise in. I get up by 4:15 am to get to the gym by 5 am. I try to sleep by 10 pm and coffee keeps me going during the day at work. After a while u get used to getting up early. But by 8:30 pm you will feel the zzzzzzzzz's beckoning!

It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses.






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8/22/13 8:42 P

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So you slept for two hours?

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8/22/13 6:16 P

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I get up at 5:15. a.m. It was a challenge at first but now it is easier. I love my morning workouts. I get it done and don't have to think about it the rest of the day. just make sure you go to bed early so you can get plenty of rest.

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8/22/13 6:09 P

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Between midnight and 3 am is the best for me. Wake up time varies. It's still and quiet and I'm generally alone to workout except with a virtual workout buddy who also exercises at midnight. Yesterday, I got up at 3 am, went about my day having a good workout and felt great all day. Had a lot of energy. Stayed up until 9:30 pm when I took a nap and got up at 11 pm. Started my workout at midnight after my coffee. Sparked a while and got started back at 0430, finishing at 0500 am. Still have energy and am not sleepy. Will repeat process tonight and tomorrow morning. It's working for me when all else has failed. Good luck!


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8/22/13 1:58 P

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3 a.m. is rather early. I'm up at 4:30 am and it doesn't make any difference to my day, however, I try to be in bed by 10 pm.

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8/22/13 1:41 P

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I REFUSE to get up earlier than 4am, but I don't go to bed around 11 or midnight and I nap for a couple of hours almost every afternoon.

“Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us.” - Deena Kastor

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8/22/13 1:36 P

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What time do you currently get up and go to bed?

Coach Jen

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."


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8/22/13 1:28 P

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I usually wake up at 5 am to exercise. 3am is really early to be up for the rest of the day but I know there are people who do it. Just try to get to bed very early the night before so you aren't exhausted by noon.

If hunger isn't the problem, food is not the answer.


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8/22/13 12:17 P

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Thinking of waking up very early to squeeze in some exercise at 3am. Can anyone share their experiences of waking up early emoticon emoticon

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