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The Early Wake Up Call

by ScottG. on June 20, 2012

Lately, my workout routine has become well... less routine. I like to exercise at lunch because it's a nice break from my desk. However, when work gets crazy - my workout often gets skipped. After missing a few workouts, I decided it was time for an early morning wake up call.

For many years, I used to hit the gym before work. It was part of my daily routine and I rarely missed a workout. The beauty of it was, no matter how busy or hectic my day got, I wouldn't be able to flake on the gym... because it's already been checked off! Here are some other things the I like about working out early in the day...

INCREASED ENERGY
By working out before work, I feel like I have more energy throughout the day. I also feel mentally sharper and more productive which I'm sure my boss likes.

CALORIE BURNER
While you're sleeping, your metabolilsm slows to a snails pace. Rolling out of bed and getting to the gym early jump-starts your metabolism and you’ll burn more calories throughout the rest of your day.

CONSISTENCY
By adopting a morning workout routine, I find that I flake on fewer workouts. Another bonus, after a week or two of consistently working out early, you'll become more used to it so it'll be less of a chore.

LESS COMPETITION
Only the strong are willing to commit to early morning workouts. Be one of the elite and you’ll be rewarded with fewer people and fewer distractions. With a less busy gym, you'll fly through your workout faster.

BEAT GRIDLOCK
No one likes rush hour traffic except for big oil companies. Take advantage of your early departure and check out a gym closer to the office. You'll beat the regular morning traffic and you won't have road rage when you arrive. You may find that you get into the office earlier.

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