Why I like working out in the morning:

  • I usually eat better during the day when I’ve worked out in the morning (just a psychological thing for me I guess).
  • When the craziness of getting the kids fed, bathed, teeth brushed, bedtime stories read, put to sleep, dishes done, kitchen cleaned and house tidied up (easier said than done with two littles) up is over I can relax instead of needing to head to the gym.
  • It gives me 30-45 minutes of alone time in the morning to focus on what I need to get done.
  • It gives me a little pump and good energy boost to get going for the day.

As much as I don’t like waking up early (I’m not a morning person by nature), the only times in my life I’ve been consistent long term working out was when I got a morning workout routine going. In the evenings, I find it’s too easy for me to talk myself out of going.

When do you prefer to workout and why?

Natalie Hodson is a mom of two showing how to balance family, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle.  www.nataliehodson.com