Feels SO GOOD to be back training!
That week hiatus is exactly what I needed to let my mind and body recovery after some sickness. I restarted Week 8 yesterday with abs and arms, and really focused on activating my abs during each exercise; my abs feel great this morning!
AND I’M SO PROUD – because I got up at 5 AM this morning to do my second resistance training of the week!
I mentioned in an earlier post I was hoping to try a morning workout, because I wanted to get a kick start on the day. Instagram and the #BBG community gave me so much inspiration to try a morning workout, so this morning, I set my alarm for 5AM, and completed Week 8 Abs & Cardio!
My poor pooch was wondering why mama woke him up so early morning hahaha!
I feel fantastic, like I’ve already accomplished so much for today. After work this means I can take my time walking my dog, rather than rushing like I usually would. When I complete my workouts in the afternoon, I’m always rushing; rushing to get home from work, rushing to fit in my workout, rushing to take my dog for a walk, rushing to make dinner, rushing to tidy up, and then rushing myself to sleep.
I’m hoping morning workouts will be a sustainable change for me – even if 2 out of 3 of my resistance workouts are morning ones, that will make the world of difference! I also think morning workouts will help my fit HIIT in when I start that next week.
I thought of some tips I could share for anyone else who normally works out in the afternoons but is looking to try a morning workout.
Morning Workout Tips
- Be prepared – set out your workout gear the night before, and know what your exercises are. I set up my equipment and gear the night before, so that in the morning all I have to do is hop out of bed, get dressed and start. If I had to figure out clothes and what equipment I need, I might lose motivation.
- Visualise your goal – think about why you’re getting up early, and I think you’ll be more successful in waking up. Whether your reasons are so you get a kick start on your day, or so you have more time in the afternoon, if you know and think about your reasons for getting up early, you’re more likely to do so.
- Move your alarm – move your alarm so it’s far from your bed and so you have to physically get up out of bed to turn it off. Rather than lying back down, or hitting snooze, have a big glass of water and go to the bathroom!
I hope these tips help you if you’re thinking of doing a morning workout!