The weekend is here but don’t slip! You’ve got this! You will be doing your body a favor by aiming to wake up around the same time this weekend as you do during the week! You will feel so much better if you do this. I’m counting on you in the morning!! I promise you won’t regret it…it will become a habit!
Go to bed just 30 mins earlier than normal and set that alarm 30 mins earlier so that you can get up and get moving! I wake up for a 6:30 cardio sesh Monday, Wednesday, Friday. But tomorrow I will be going to a 9:00 AM spin class. If you miss it just add 1 mile to your afternoon workout!
Benefits to getting that workout done firth thing in the morning:
☀ Increases your metabolic rate for the rest of the day!
☀ Burns more fat as energy!
☀ Helps your body get on schedule!
☀ You are less likely to skip your workout (in comparison to exercising later on in the day)
☀ You feel energized and ready to take on the day!
A morning cardio sesh on an empty stomach will burn more fat because:
✔ glycogen stores are low:
Glycogen is a complex-carbohydrate your body uses to store carbohydrates. When you start your morning cardio, your muscles need energy! Your bodies “go-to” energy source is from those stored carbohydrates, where glycogen is converted to glucose to fuel your muscles with energy. However, after fasting overnight (while sleeping) glycogen stores are low, but you need fuel, so your body immediately switches gears and burns fat instead!
✔ Insulin levels are low!
Insulin interferes with your body’s ability to burn fat. When you eat, insulin production increases, so doing cardio before eating allows your body to burn more fat.