The health and fitness industry is tricky to navigate. On any given topic you can find multiple experts saying completely different things. It can make you feel helpless and think there is no point in even trying. How is this possible?
A big reason for this is because people (experts included) don’t clarify their outcomes and they don’t state their underlying beliefs/assumptions behind what they are saying which absolutely has a HUGE bias on what they are saying.
When it comes to the best time of day to workout it is the same. Some experts say first thing in the morning while in a fasted state and others say at the end of the day is great. Which one is it?
If your outcomes are:
To feel great.
Have energy throughout the day.
If you’re not a professional athlete or training for a specific sport / activity …
The best time is in the MORNING!
Why is that?
You get the benefit of compounding throughout your day from your workout. Compounding works in EVERY area of your life; not just investing your money! It also works in good ways and bad ways.
Just like with ANY important habit you want to do it right away! Syntax is super important and underrated by people. If you are making your grandma’s special homemade cake though it is critical to do things in the right order. What would happen if you waited until you baked the cake and then cracked the eggs on put them on top?!
Same with fitness, your body and your mindset. It’s a super important ingredient you want to get in as soon as possible in your day. Train your brain and nervous system to do what’s most important (especially if it’s hard) NOW!
If you’ve ever worked out early in the morning you know how great it feels to go through the rest of your day with the natural high that comes with it. The hormones are pumping through your body and your metabolism is up throughout the day. Not to mention the mental, emotional and psychological benefits of feeling like a champion athlete after crushing a solid workout.
Once you get your sweat deposits in – you walk differently, you talk differently, you show up differently.
The more you do it the more it stacks in your favor and you will become an athlete. That is what you are if you want to be successful in anything. You need to treat yourself like a world class athlete and you need ENERGY to live an epic life.
Everyone wants all the amazing things that come with a great life. Family, business success, impact, financial freedom, health and vitality, contribution, etc. but few are willing to put in the sweat deposits to create the ENERGY that is required to do all these things. Having kids alone is a huge investment of energy, let alone running a business and having a social life.
The best part is you don’t have to train every morning. You can be flexible and work out whenever you want to. Just having the intention, awareness and discipline to get your workout in early in the morning (75% of the time) is going to have a HUGE impact on your day and your life.
So my suggestion would be to make it a top priority for the next 60 days to get some sort of exercise in early in the morning before 10am. It doesn’t have to be more than 15 minutes. Go for a jog, do yoga, lift weights. The cool part is once you get going you’ll feel great and can keep going if you want or stop and get on with your day in a great state!
Go get it champion!
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