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Celeb Trainer Valerie Waters Says Get Up and Work Out

Valerie Waters Says "Wake Up and Work Out"

Working out in the morning is always difficult for me, and even more so with the sun rising an hour later thanks to daylight saving. Due to my mom duties, I cannot take advantage of the extra evening light, so mornings it is.

After talking to celeb trainer Valerie Waters, I am more inspired to set my alarm, and then get up and go, for simple non-fitness reasons. On the topic of morning workouts, she told me,

"I believe that exercise makes you feel better. It makes you feel more confident and relaxed. If you exercise in the morning, you tend to be more aware of food intake throughout the day."

I heard this little snippet run through my head after turning off my alarm this morning. Rather than roll over and snooze, Val's voice helped motivate me onto the elliptical downstairs. Since I want whatever calories I burned before dawn to have an impact, I abstained from the sugar cookies making the rounds at Sugar Inc. and snacked on fruit and nuts instead. Thanks Val!

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 6 years
This advice is BOMB!
ella1978 ella1978 6 years
mtiger.. im the same.. alarm goes off at 515, so I'm at the gym by 530. I'm there for an hour 5 times a week and once on the weekends. It definately gives me an adreneline boost in the AM & makes me feel better about my day, when I know I've accomplished something. I don't think it makes me think about what I eat at all throughout the day.. but maybe that's just me.
goddessru goddessru 6 years
Makes sense. I workout in the evenings after work and realized that helps me curb bad eating at night sometimes. But everyone is different, and in the morning I realized my workouts aren't as vigorous. In the evening they are full force. So... it just depends...
mtiger mtiger 6 years
I wake up at 5:15 every morning during the week to work out. And it does make you more mindful of your food choices. I don't want to wreck all my hard work by eating bad later in the day.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I usually wake up and work out no matter how light it is outside. If I wait until later, I might not do it.
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