Get up, work out

I have never really thought of myself as a morning person. It usually takes me a couple of cups of caffeine before I feel like a human being.

So a few years ago when my then Personal Trainer suggested morning workouts, I more than wavered. I had a whole range of excuses….. which he listed to not one bit.

So I regularly found myself in the gym at 6am. Terrible, right?

Actually, not so much.

I am now a convert to morning exercise.

Today I awoke to early morning sunshine. A light breeze coming through the open window.

No hesitation. Trainers on, out for a run.

Fresh air, light, nature. And me.

After the run, stretching out my muscles.

I’m awake, energised, ready for the day.

I feel epic.

No need for the coffee fix today.

Don’t think you’re a morning exercise person?  If that is what you tell  yourself, then that is likely to be true.

My advice: try it….. you might just be surprised.

 

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Be still, my butterfly mind

You know those times when your brain just won’t switch off? 

Thinking, always thinking.  The never ending to do list nagging at the back of your mind. Must dos, ought to dos, got to get dones.  Work life imbalance.  Thoughts like a butterfly, landing for a moment or two and then flitting to the next thing. 

This is when I know it is time to go to the gym for a while. 

Counting the reps.

Focusing on technique.

Getting the breathing just so.

Planning the next set.

Music in my ears.

There’s no time for the to-list here.  No space to think about work emails or domestic chores.  Time to re-set, breathe, find my calm.   Just me and the weights. 

And my brain, still again. 

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