(Closed) Morning workout bees – how do you do it?!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 31
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I started morning workouts thus year after years of being pretty inactive.  It’s really the only time I have since I work 9-5 and when I get home I want to spend time with my one year old and husband. For me,  right now,   I wake up at 5 am and all my workout clothes are in arms reach of my bed.  I am doing workout dvds, and my choice in program is that I have to be done in 40 mins start to finish.  I started with some Jillian Michael’s and am now doing Tony Hortons new program. This is a huge departure from my former very athletic self, as I was a D1 athlete and gym rat but this is what works for me now.  I will say that the first two weeks were the hardest.  It’s now pretty easy to wake up and get the workout in. 

Post # 32
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

_blackbird_:  Definately agree with PP about laying out all workout clothes – I put mine on the radiator in winter so they are toasty warm when I put them on.

I like HIIT workouts as you generally only need to do around half an hour session to get the benefit of a regular hour of gym work. Lots of info & videos on youtube.

Working out in the morning is the best, as long as you make sure you’ve got time to really warm up your muscles after being asleep all night! I find it makes me feel more positive & I make better food choices throughout the day as a result.

Post # 33
245 posts
Helper bee

I am trying to cycle for 30 min to 1 hour before work each day. It only takes 10 min to get ready (clothes out night before, dress then drink a pint of water) and I feel so much better for an early start and getting my exercise in. Love seeing my speed and strength gradually increase.

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