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Morning Work Outs

Monday, March 15, 2010

My workout buddy and I went to the gym in the morning on Tuesday. We decided to do this because we had skipped the gym on Monday night to go to a free movie screening and were planning to do the same thing on Tuesday night.

I managed to hop out of bed fairly quickly at 5:30 a.m. It was completely dark out driving to the gym. But there were plenty of people in the gym. We did a warm-up on the stair machine first and it killed me. I felt so dead. We did back and abs exercises too, which weren’t as painful. We did stationary bikes afterward and kept up a constant bitching about being up early. There were no young people in the gym besides the people working there and they were playing oldies music. The type of music played switches all the time at L.A. Fitness and this was by far the worst.

We probably bitched too much, but this work out was terrible. I felt so dead the whole time because I was barely awake and had no energy yet. I never want to work out in the mornings again. I guess I’m just not a morning person. Sometimes I like being out early because it makes me feel like I’m getting things accomplished, but this just felt terrible. I also had no idea whether I should eat anything beforehand – after all, I was going straight from bed to gym.

On a good note though, I’ve been sleeping extremely well since then. I’d had a hard time falling asleep the past week and now I’ve been going right to sleep when I get in bed.

Do any of you work out in the mornings? How do you get past the lack of energy or do you even encounter that issue?
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    Its hard for me to wake up in the morning too but I try and focre myself not to sleep past 7:20. I have the alarm for 6:30 but I always do the "5 more minutes" thing, and then I wake up 45 minutes later... lol but once you start training your body to wake up early every morning you will get used to it and once you wake up and start getting ready to workout, and start working out, you will slowly start "waking up" and feeling more energized.

    Its good to eat breakfast a half an hour before working out cause that also helps fuel your body, and I read in one of my spark teams, having a cup of coffee before working out in the morning can help get you up give you energy to workout.

    Hope it works out for you!! You can do it!
    3909 days ago
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