I love this! I am sooo not a morning person. I think I do my best work at night...until I read this article, "Five things super successful people do before 8 am": http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/ 2013/10/02/5-things-super-successful-p eople-do-before-8-am/
And so, as part as my new resolve, I am trying to be a morning person. (It's hard!) So thanks for the great post and reminder of why I'm doing this. :)
I do enjoy getting out of bed now~even though it's dark~for my morning session of candle light yoga. And I agree with the points in this article--it does ignite my day and help me feel stronger, better, and more energetic. I'm also losing weight now!
1/14/2014 8:34:12 AM
I exercise in the morning because that is the best way to ensure it happens, but it was fascinating to read all the other benefits. Terrific!
I get up for work at about 4:30 a.m. and don't want to get up earlier than that to exercise. And I find that I don't get as much out of it that early anyway. My body is still cold and stiff and I don't seem to have the range of motion or mobility that I have later in the day, so my workout doesn't seem as effective. Better for me to exercise on my lunch hour or in the early evening.
Yeah, tell that to my hand when it's hitting the snooze before I wake up ;)
11/4/2013 10:39:44 AM
regular morning exercise would be a little difficult if not impossible for some people who work on shifts like me. so what i do instead is, every before i shower & go to work, i stretch and/or run at least 15 to 30 minutes, whether it's morning, noon, or evening. : )
Just started workouts in the morning - for now plan is 2 days a week, but maybe will go for cardio some other day. The main reason - yes - I am usually to busy and/or tired to do anything in the evening...
10/7/2013 4:54:05 PM
I've found several of these points to be true. 1st if I don't exercise in the morning, I know it usually doesn't happen latter on. I also find I eat less. The waking up without an alarm clock is another one on the list that is true for me.
I've recently started walking four mornings a week with my best friend. It's cooler in the mornings, which is nice, with less direct sunlight (we walk around dawn, at about 7am). Other than the occasional headache (which lasts for a few hours), I generally feel pretty good after working out in the mornings. I find I have more exercise, which helps me get more done throughout the day!
8/23/2013 12:43:53 PM
I got a workout plan here if you want http://www.health-infor.com/best-morning-w orkout/
I find that getting up for the gym in the morning isn't always "easy" -- but I do feel better. And much more guaranteed to get in my exercise than if I plan to do it after work. It's to easy to postpone or change plans after work.
I made it my goal to start to like morning exercise. End result, half way through this experiment now (4 weeks)...I HATE IT. I become more stiff than with afternoon/evening exercise, I actually dont feel good and I am pushing myself to finish this experiment. I have 3 more weeks to go. I am 53, and have always felt more flexable in the afternoon and evening and being exhausted from this is giving me more headaches. If after 53 years I am still a night owl, dont see how I am going to change it...I do wake up thats for sure, but if I let my body do what it wants, I would be up till 3 am and get up at 6am...dont think health wise my body likes that routine...
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