It’s time for another incredible guest post by the lovely Vaida of Don’t Tell Anyone. Keep reading to learn about 5 reasons you need a morning workout routine.
Why it’s so important to workout in a morning?
Being honest I wasn’t much of a morning person before I started working for myself. I mean, I used to wake up early only because of school and then work, and that definitely wasn’t very exciting at all. I always knew the importance of working out since I grew up with lots of active lifestyle around me (thanks to my dad, who’s big impact is hidden right here). However, I wasn’t always able to keep up with workouts since I didn’t have a proper daily timetable. Some days I needed to wake up incredibly early, and then I would be exhausted by the midday – so yeah, endless naps & food in the bed after work were necessary.
But since I became my own boss – I started taking my own daily routine like a boss as well. Right from the very beginning I made the workout routine as priority number 1, cause I knew how I feel after it’s, and that a good exercise in a morning later does wonders!
So here are the few reasons why it’s so important to workout in a morning as well as few exercises included down below!
1.It enhances your metabolism
Your body burns more calories after your workout in the morning, even when you’re sitting at a desk or driving in your car. So if you spend heaps of time in one static position during the day – morning workouts are the must!
2.Cultivates some consistency
Working out in the morning ensures that you don’t interrupt your workout schedule with other daily items that can seem more pressing. For example, if you exercise in the evening you run the risk of being late from work, feeling overloaded with errands that must be done, or saddled with other unexpected to-do items. Other times you may simple feel too tired to exercise by the end of a long day. But, in the morning there is nothing to distract you from getting down to business. Exercise will be your first priority and it will get done!
3.Improves your physical and mental energy
Movement can be a tremendous source of energy, something many of need when we start our day. But beyond that, morning exercise has been shown to improve focus and mental abilities all day long. Not only will you feel awake and have more energy after your workout, but your mind will be ready to take on whatever tasks you have lined up that day.
4. Helps you to develop strong self-discipline
Waking up early in the morning to exercise enhances your personal discipline. Just like any habit, developing the discipline to get up and exercise in the morning only gets easier with time. And this discipline is likely to spill over into other areas of your life. After all, if you’re going to such lengths to exercise each morning, pairing that with healthier eating, as an example, only makes sense.
5. Will help you to reach your fitness goals
And trust me when I say that! Waking up early in the morning to exercise places a high priority on physical fitness. Whether you are aware of it or not, committing to something that requires sacrifice creates a compelling argument in your mind that says ‘it better be worth it’. And yes, there will be results! The sacrifice required will subconsciously prompt you to work harder, look for more other ways to support your exercise result, and help you commit to the process over a longer period of time. A goal-oriented mindset is fostered by the sacrificial habit of morning exercise.
I hope these reasons are clear enough why you need to start exercising early in the morning if you haven’t yet :) As well as the exercises itself. Just make sure whichever exercise you’re doing – don’t forget to breathe. That’s the most important thing indeed! And then, after the workout session – make sure you also get some headspace! By that I mean a meditation, of if you aren’t a fan of those – just simply sit back and take deep breaths for couple of minutes. Allow yourself not to be taken by any serious thoughts, instead – fill your mind with something light and positive!
Thus, if you aren’t that good with meditation, or it’s just a beginning, or you would like to try something different and need some help with that – check my all time favorite meditation app called headspace! It’s real good y’all! They cover various of topics: from sport, health, to relationships, career and money. It will only take you 10 minutes, and that’s really nothing comparing to the after result!
Keep on exercising and taking care of your body and soul! These two things are really priceless, as they are the main roots of your health. Talk to you soon, till the next time! :)
All the best,
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