Morning Workout Routine To Start An Awesome Day

I Don’t Have Time To Workout

I’ve heard it 100 times.  I’ve said it 100 times.  “I don’t have time to workout” or “I’m too busy”.  It took me a very long time to overcome this line of thinking.  First, I had to have the trigger that pushed me over the edge to get started.  For me, my pants were too tight and I didn’t want to buy new pants.  We had a bathroom scale and when I used it I found that I was the heaviest I had ever been.  Then I knew it was time to make a change.

Morning Workout, Really?

Heidi wanted to work out in the morning, before the kids got out of bed.  I didn’t want to, but I gave it a shot.  We woke up at 6:00 and popped in our T25 workout.  It sucked! I hated it! I had no energy.  I couldn’t do the workout.  I felt like I wasn’t accomplishing anything.

After work works, doesn’t it?

I found that doing my workout after work worked for me.  I had more energy, I could finish my workout, and I felt like I was making progress.  I was losing weight, gaining muscle definition and overall felt great.

So, What’s The Problem Then?

My family was suffering.  T25 was 25 minutes, P90X3 and Insanity Max 30 are 30 minutes.  When you add in the time it takes to load up the workout and then cooldown, I might have 45 to 60 minutes spent in my workout.  I wouldn’t get started until 5:30 – 6:00, which takes me to 7:00 pm.  My kids’ bedtime is 8:00, which means I only had half the time I needed with them.  Also, I couldn’t get much else done at home either.  Time to rethink this!

Back to Morning Workouts

Along the way, I discovered something that helps solve my issue with morning workouts.  Preworkout Supplements. I experimented with a few and found some that woke me up enough in the mornings to get a good solid workout in.  Once I incorporated, I was able to develop a solid repeatable routine that allows me to get my workout in, and not allow my family to suffer.  Here it is:

5:00 AM – Wake up, put on workout clothes make my way downstairs

5:15 AM – Mix up Energize, turn on skillet on the stove (it’s electric), drink energize, do a load of dishes or laundry

5:30 AM – IT’S GO TIME!  Workout!

6:10 AM – Mix up Recover, make kids breakfast, get kids dressed, get them started eating.  (This might occur before I do the workout IF I’m running behind. Kids need to be up by 6:15!!)

6:30 AM – Get Shower, dressed for work make breakfast for Heidi and I, mix up Shakeology

7:00 – 7:15 – Out the door