We get asked frequently when is the best time to workout? Should I workout on on a morning or later on in the day?
The answer is, there is no best time – it complete depends on what works best for you. Research suggests that our bodies can adapt to regular gym dates, so if we hit the gym every day at 4 p.m., eventually we might perform better at that time than at any other time of day.
For me, it’s always been mornings when I perform best. I have always been a morning person, even as a little girl I remember getting up early, before my brother and sisters and having breakfast with my dad at the crack of dawn before he left for work. I’ve never felt the need or had any craving to sleep in past 8am.
However, as I’ve got older, it’s not been as easy for me as it was when I was little, to just spring out of bed in a morning. I’m definitely guilty of hitting snooze on more than one occasion, usually when my nighttime routine has gone to pot….thanks to Netflix lol.
The main reason I want to be up early is that I want to be able to get my workouts done first thing on a morning, before the kids get up, before the days hussle and bussle starts but more importantly, I don’t want to have to do it if an evening. For me, my motivation to do any kind of physical activity after 7pm is non existent.
Therefore, if I want to get my workouts in each week – I’ve just got to make sure I get up.
Here are my top tips for getting into a good morning workout routine:
Like with any change to your routine, it’s hard at first but after a while your body adjusts and it becomes easier. Give it a few weeks and you will surprise yourself, you will start waking before your alarm!