(Closed) Working out in the morning

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You’re actually not supposed to eat before you work out. It makes you more sluggish and you don’t burn calories like you would other wise.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

YAY FOR YOU!  Working out in the am is one of the best times to work out.  You burn more calories and it gives you an energy jolt to start the day.  I am an active triathlete and licensed boxer, and when I work out in the am, I don’t typically eat prior to the wrokout.  Each person is different, and if you feel weak or faint then it might be in your best interest to eat something light first (egg on half an english muffin or even a protein shake/meal replacement shake, piece of fruit.  something light with complex and simple carbs) just to keep your blood sugar at acceptable levels.  you’ll probably get a lot of "YOU HAVE TO EAT FIRST!!"s but honestly, my trainers and coaches tell me that early in the am you can go either way.  As long as you feel ok.  Just be sure to keep hydrated through the workout

 I typically eat/drink a protein shake or smoothie with pure protein (Isopure zero carb) after the workouts because it causes me to not just crash from the workout.

Hope it all goes well!! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I eat afterwards.   I tend to get a stitch/cramp if I eat right before working out.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have heard that you can eat a banana before working out because it is light enough to not make you uncomfortable, and it is quickly processed into energy, and then you are not as hungry after you finish your workout. 

I prefer to eat after I workout, but I am generally not hungry until later in the am. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

When I run in the mornings, I just eat half of a Clif bar or something similar.  Maybe granola.  I need to have something in my stomach, if I go without, I find I’m not nearly as efficient and don’t feel as strong.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It’s actually good to have at least a small snack 45 minutes to an hour before working out. Of course, if you’re working out at 5:30 am, that can be tough!

I am a certified group exercise instructor and I’ve learned lots about nutrition and exercise over the years. (Or at least, so I think ) I teach a 6 am cycling (spinning) class once a week, and I used to spend a lot of the day DOG TIRED after that one. What has helped me, though, is having a little snack before I head to the gym — for me, it’s usually some almonds (10 or 12) and a cup of skim milk, or just a piece of fruit. A granola bar would probably work too. It’s not a lot of food but it’s enough to give me some calories to burn (without cramping from eating too much) and keeps me from crashing afterwards. I usually eat this stuff about a half-hour before class.

HTH! It’s awesome that you’re making a commitment to fitness as well as your FI … good luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Last year I worked out with a trainer, and I had to have breakfast right when I woke up, give it a little time to digest, than workout. If I didn’t I felt like I would pass out.

Now, I’m still the same way, but I’m just getting back into working out again. I have to eat something, like oatmeal, rice cereal or yogurt just to hold me over.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

yeah I need to start getting fit, too; let’s do it girls! 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Good for you for working out in the morning!  I just always alway feel cranky if I have to get up early.   

I would listen to your body though.  My sister has a half of a protein shake first just to make sure she doesn’t get too light headed 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I cannot for the life of me wake up early enough in the morning to work out, or else I will be a troll all day! I hate waking up! grrr! ha ha I am sure if I do start to do it I would get used to it and it would be more routine than anything, but I would rather sleep in!

However – Boot camps starts today ladies! I am so nervous! – I CAN do this!

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