Sometimes during an early morning workout my mind starts to wander to all the things I need to do, and I start feeling exhausted, then I remind myself that because I am working out when I normally would be asleep, I am actually accomplishing more that I could imagine! Stay Positive!
The 'secret' is to put yourself first, to be in the moment and make your workout count. You deserve to invest this time into yourself, and letting your mind wander to the stresses of a day that hasn't even started saps you of your strength, Do yourself a favor, and put yourself first every day.
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One of my lamest excuses for skipping my early am workout was that I didn't want to wake my husband up by rummaging around for workout clothes. So now I "make a pile" at bedtime, with everything I need right down to a ponytail holder and pedometer. So now my workout partner will send me a text that reads "MYP, 5", short for "make your pile, we're going at 5:00am tomorrow morning".
If you're trying to make yourself get into an AM workout routine but are not a morning person, don't allow yourself "snooze button" time. Set your alarm for the time you need to get up to get your workout in - setting it 10 minutes earlier so you can catch a few extra zzzs can too easily turn into 20 or 30 minutes.
I have been using Spark for a couple of years. I am workout hard everyday until recently. Having Hypertension all my life since age 16 and am now 48. I recently had a Stroke that has messed with my short term memory . My workouts and eating healthy this Stroke could have been far worse the doctor said, I was a lucky woman. I Will get back into this workout as soon as possible. per doctors orders. Thank you Spark for all your help and advice.
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