I missed my workout yesterday, and felt bad about it. I’ve already cut back on the number of workouts I’m fitting in per week, so I really want to get in all the workouts I have scheduled. But Tuesday was a long day and there was no way I was getting in a quality workout, so I set my alarm for 6am and worked out this morning. Even though I really do hate mornings, I didn’t find it too hard to get up and head downstairs for my bike intervals and core workout. I must be making progress!
As I drove to school, I was thinking about how many, MANY times I’ve read that people who work out in the morning are more likely to stick to working out. I’ve tried to workout in the morning before – I really did my best – but could not stick with it for more than a couple of weeks. Until now.
It made me wonder: is it that working out in the morning helps you stick to it, or is it that you are so committed to fitting in exercise that you workout in the morning? For me, I think it’s the latter. Until I had developed a fitness habit and realized how much better I feel when I work out regularly, I really didn’t make exercise enough of a priority to get my butt out of bed in the morning.
The other option, I suppose, is that you are my direct opposite and you’re a morning person. Don’t worry – I won’t hold it against you. 🙂 I don’t understand it at all, and I’m a little bit envious, but I won’t hold it against you.
The alarm will be set for 5:15am tomorrow morning. I’ll be meeting my trainer at the gym at 6am. Yep, it’ll be another early morning for me, but I don’t mind too much. It’s more important for me to get my workout in than it is for me to get that extra 2 hours of sleep. Can not beLIEVE I just wrote that.
Having just realized how early I need to get up, I’d better got offline and get to bed.
What’s your opinion on morning exercise? Does it make you committed to working out, or are you committed to working out first?