The Beauty of Getting up Early

Ever since I joined the Army, I’ve gotten up early in the mornings before the sun and most people are up, and done at least an hour of PT, or physical training. Before I joined, I didn’t really appreciate the value of waking up early and getting a work out in before the day got busy. But now with a full-time school schedule and part-time job, early in the morning’s the only time I really have to hit the gym during the week. Some mornings, it’s not always easy to get up and be motivated to work out when your bed is extra comfy and you could possibly sleep for a few more hours before class.

Below are just a few reasons why you should make it a habit to get up early and go work out:

  • You’ll have the gym all to yourself- Not many people like to get up extra early, so you’ll have most of the gym equipment all to yourself.
  • Working out in the morning will make you feel energized for the rest of the day (it’s a proven fact)- As you work out and get into the habit of doing it early in the mornings, it will help keep you happy and awake during those long workdays.
  • You will get more done- If you have a lot of work to do, like most college students do, getting up early is your best solution. People are known to be more alert and awake in the morning hours than they are the rest of the day. Plus, you’ll increase the number of hours you have to get things done in a day.

Not everyone is a morning person, but everyone can condition themselves to be. If you find yourself skipping out on workouts due to a busy schedule, there is always time to squeeze in a quick workout. This site gives some great tips on how to wake up early and exercise…

“Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” -Benjamin Franklin

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