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Ease Into Early Morning Workouts

If you haven't had any luck sticking to an early morning exercise routine then you may want to take a different approach.

Like any other change in our lives, it's often easier if we slowly ease into it. This means that on day one of your early morning workout routine you don't plan to go to the gym for a full blown hour long workout. Instead, plan something small and attainable like 20 lunges or a five minute brisk walk. You'll no doubt start to feel the benefits of getting moving early, not to mention the joys of knowing you've burned a few calories before it even turned 8:00 a.m. As you get used to it, you can slowly do more — eventually you may just find that it's a fabulous way to start the day and that you are able to do morning workouts after all.


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cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
My bf and I wake up at 4:30 am to go work out... Some mornings (especially when its really cold) its tough to get up, but we find that we get our work outs done with and don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day. Plus, we're usually still half asleep so it doesn't seem that bad!
nikkipez nikkipez 9 years
this is a great post!.....I have been struggling with my afternoon/evening the end of the day I just want to relax and the gym is beyond packed. Pretty annoying! I have been wanting to try AM workouts for this reason. Maybe I will try 20 min AM workouts 2x a week or something and gradually increase. I also think a video is the way to go since I can shower at home after.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
i'm a morning workout person. i'd never get my a$$ to the gym after work - way too tired. and i love how it makes me feel through out the whole day. it definitely starts my day off great. and i don't really have a problem getting out of bed early. me and the bf are both up at 5am. him for work, me for the gym.
nancita nancita 9 years
What a great tip. I have trouble motivating myself to work out in the mornings if I'm not doing a major workout, but at the same time, major workouts take time, which I don't always have in the mornings. But I love the way I feel on the mornings when I work out
klandrach klandrach 9 years
I like to do a workout video in the morning. I have a little selection at home so I can gage how I feel and then pick the right length/intensity to match it. OnDemand and Fit TV also have some fun workouts. The OnDemand ones are usually only about 20 minutes long too.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I work out during the evening so I wake up just in time for work - the last thing Im thinking about are lunges! My body is usually sore in the mornings :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great idea...
misslilad misslilad 9 years
walking your dogs in the morning is an easy way to do this.
pklotus pklotus 9 years
This is my goal for the next week or so. I have no time after work anymore to work out so mornings would be prime.
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