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Early morning workouts – GOTTA LOVE THEM!

This is my most recent kick – working out in the wee hours of the morning.  I LOVE IT!  I did this often in college.  I would run in the dark at 6am with one of my roommates.  It something I loved then and I love now.  When I have 6 am clients it’s a little harder, unless I want to run at 4:30 am, which is sort of creepy.  My imagination runs wild and I see monsters coming out of shrubs. It’s no good.  But, when I don’t have clients until 7 or 8 am I can get in a 5:30 run or a 6:15 boxing class.  I’m telling you there is NOTHING like breaking a good sweat before the sun rises!  It feels like you’re opening a can of whoop**s on the world before the day begins. 

The best part about a predawn workout is that once the sun comes up your workout is OVER for the day.  You don’t have to sit at work thinking about whether or not you have the time or energy to exercise because it’s ALL DONE!  This takes away the opportunity to negotiate with yourself.  It works like no other workout plan!  Beware, it can be painful to get out of a warm bed while your family and/or pets are curled up in balls lightly snoring.  If you find this to be problematic, find a partner.  This can be someone you actually workout with or it can just be someone you connect with before or after your workout.  Call each other to make sure you’re out of bed.  Email each other when your workout is done. 

While I eat a half of a banana prior to my early morning workouts, I hop on facebook.  This seems to help my eyes open.  A friend of mine, Taryn, frequently updates her status prior to her early morning workouts.  I LOVE to see that she’s up and sweating at the same time I am.  It makes all the difference as I gear up for my workout. 

So, here’s your homework: get up two mornings this week and get your workout OVER and DONE WITH before you go to work.  I promise you won’t regret it!  Let me know how it goes!

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