I Exercised Before Work Every Day for a Week: Challenge, Review

by Ravi Ram

a different kind of workout environment. I found a YouTube workout video that targeted my sore legs and focused on lower body strength and flexibility. The instructor was upbeat and motivating, which helped me push through the tiredness and soreness. I followed along with the video, modifying some of the movements to suit my fitness level.

Exercising in my living room had its advantages. I didn’t have to worry about the weather or commuting to a gym. I just had to roll out of bed, put on my workout clothes, and press play on the video. It was convenient and time-efficient, allowing me to get my workout done before starting my workday.

However, I did miss the outdoor element of my previous run. Being cooped up inside my apartment for most of the day can sometimes make me feel restless and disconnected from nature. But given the circumstances, I was grateful for the option to exercise at home and still get a good workout in.

Throughout the week, I continued to mix up my workouts. I went for another run in the park, tried a HIIT workout on Wednesday, did a gentle yoga session on Thursday, and ended the week with a strength training routine on Friday. Each workout challenged me in different ways and left me feeling accomplished and energized.

By the end of the week, I noticed positive changes in my mindset and productivity. Waking up early and exercising before work set a positive tone for the rest of the day. I felt more focused, alert, and motivated to tackle my tasks. The endorphins from the workouts also helped improve my mood and reduce stress.

While I don’t think I’ll be able to commit to working out early every single day, this week-long experiment has reminded me of the benefits of starting my day with exercise. It’s a small investment of time and effort that yields great rewards in terms of physical and mental well-being.

Going forward, I plan to incorporate early morning workouts into my routine at least a few times a week. Whether it’s a run, a home workout, or a yoga session, I want to prioritize my physical health and give myself the opportunity to start each day on a positive note.

So, if you’re like me and struggle to get out of bed in the morning, consider giving early morning workouts a try. Start with small steps, like setting your alarm 30 minutes earlier or finding a workout routine that you enjoy. The key is to find what works for you and stick with it.

Remember, getting up early and exercising may be challenging at first, but the benefits far outweigh the temporary discomfort. You’ll feel more energized, productive, and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you. Plus, you’ll be one step closer to achieving your fitness goals and living a healthier lifestyle.

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