Why Training In The Morning Is The Best Thing You’ll Ever Do
Early mornings are a time of peace. It’s dark, silent and oddly calming as the world sleeps in the comfort of its bed – it’s the perfect time to train.
The most common excuses for lack of exercise are:
I don’t have time.
It’s not a priority right now.
You do have time (I’ll show you how to find it) and you’re kidding yourself if you don’t believe your health is important (without it you have nothing).
You have the time to train.
I get it, your life is a busy commotion of responsibilities and obligations. People have certain expectations of you and there’s zero space left in the diary for anything as silly as exercising.
We all get the same amount of hours every day. Barack Obama finds time to exercise for 45-minutes, six days a week. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is in the gym at 5 am every morning. When asked how he stays productive Richard Branson had a one-word reply, “exercise”. He claims it gives him 4 additional hours of productivity every day.
These men are as busy as you are, yet find time to exercise. They are also very smart, so if the benefits weren’t obvious they wouldn’t be doing it. It’s not a matter of time or busyness, it’s a matter of priorities. They know investing in themselves will pay huge dividends.
The importance of your health is not often obvious until it’s falling apart. At that stage, it may be too late.
A simple improvement in your physical shape and capacity can change the world around you in ways you can’t imagine. When you exercise and change your body, you change your future.
You strengthen your breathing, and suddenly your ability to speak and express yourself clearly has strengthened as well.
You strengthen your hands, and now you feel you can handle more than you have before
You strengthen your spine, and stress does not bear down on you the same.
You strengthen your legs, and you stand differently. What once tired you out is now something you walk through without reservation.
You stand a little taller and move a bit more self-assured.
Things change. Important things. Things you wouldn’t consider until you come by them and realise all that you’ve been missing out on.
Your physicality sets the limits to what you believe you can accomplish.
It defines what you are capable of, and not capable of. Expanding your physical capability expands your possibilities in all other areas of your life.
When you go to the gym, you are training yourself to be more capable. You are going beyond prior limits. You are facing the unknown, boldly, and realising you can handle what is there.
In the process, you learn about yourself by recreating yourself. You say yes to your own potential.
Training is important for more reasons than you may realise.
The best time to exercise is before the world wakes up
Before you even think about opening up your emails – exercise. Training early reduces any obstacles or distractions which may pop up (aka putting out the daily fires).
Training early also mentally puts yourself first. You matter, your health matters and doing something positive for yourself before you begin to serve the rest of the world confirms that you’re in control of your life.
Exercising in the morning creates positive momentum to carry you through the day.
Momentum creates a sense of ease. Imagine how good you’ll feel when you tick off the biggest, most important box for your own quality of life – before anyone else is even awake. This significant win makes the rest of the day easier as you’re walking taller and more confident, commanding respect and brimming with internal pride knowing you’re taking steps to positively influence your life.
You aren’t stuck. You can make the decision to get out of bed.
Break the inertia and allow momentum to carry you forward. Training in the morning is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your family, your friends, your career and your quality of life.