Morning Workouts

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brwneyedswee...

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 10:25
Question...I am having the hardest time doing morning work outs. I work 10am to 7pm so I hate working out so late when I get off work. But in the mornings I always hit the snooze button. I think it’s because I had a bad experience one morning and woke up early, went to gym and did intervals on the treadmill and felt sick to my stomach. Do you guys recommend any exercises to do in the morning that won't be too much too early?

If not do you recommend anything to help me wake up and getting going!!?
The Blue Box

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 10:38
What time do you go to bed? You might need to get some more sleep in order to prepare you for a morning workout.

I work from 8:30AM to 5:00PM and I normally get up at 3:40AM and perform an Insanity workout (which range from 45 minutes to an hour). I try to be in bed by 9:00PM. At first I wanted to throw up and cry, but I stuck with it no matter how much I wanted to quit.

So honestly, you just have to get up and go. It's going to SUCK for the first two or three weeks, but then you'll get into the groove and eventually it will become routine.

Good luck and stick with it!

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Turtledrumme...

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 10:39
Getting up always comes down to will power, you'll feel awake after awhile it's just convincing the half asleep version of you that's tough. But if you can train it in to yourself to get up it can eventually become a habit.

The day you felt sick to your stomach, did you eat before the workout or not? If so what'd you have and on what time frame in reference to starting your workout?
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brwneyedswee...

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 10:47
Wow Blue Box 3:40am? I need your energy/motivation! I usually go to bed late around 11, 12 sometimes 1.

I guess once I start a morning work out routine that I will be more tired and go to bed earlier.

My next biggest problem is I get out of work at 7 so I don't eat until 7:30 or 8pm and thats bad also going to bed an hour after eating worries me too.
brwneyedswee...

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 10:49
Turtledrumme

The day you felt sick to your stomach, did you eat before the workout or not? If so what'd you have and on what time frame in reference to starting your workout?

To answer that question...I didn't eat anything. Maybe that was my problem but I guess I always thought eating before you work out will make u full and sick. Any suggestions what I can eat quickly before a morning workout?

I pretty much woke up at 6am...got to gym at 6:30 and did it till 7:15 or so...but at the end I felt sick for hours after.
Scifygirl

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 11:04
I have the same problem. The snooze button is my worst enemy. I am trying to go to bed early though.
Turtledrumme...

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 11:16
Even if it's not for avoiding the sick feeling you should jump start your system with some sort of carb, preferably a sugar, before working out in the morning. This will help keep your body burning fat as opposed to muscle. Personally I use a protein shake and banana, that way I get some pre-protein and some potassium to keep myself from cramping, and plenty of sugar to get my body moving. And usually I try to do this a half hour before my work out.
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sararay

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 11:20
It really gets better if you keep going. You get used to it. You do have to eat and drink something about a 1/2 hour before you work out or you will get sick.

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Take it one day at a time!
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teachinmomma...

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 11:24
Put your alarm clock in the farthest spot from your bed so that you have to get up and walk to turn it off. I had to do that so I would not just hit snooze and roll over. Then once you are across the room away from the bed, make your decision of sticking with your workout. Smile
brwneyedswee...

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 11:33
Thank you everyone I will def try to eat something atleast 30mins before I work out again.

And Teachinmomma thats a good idea ill try that
erika2633

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 12:29
I have an alarm clock app on my phone that makes me do math problems before it will let me snooze or dismiss the alarm. Smile


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