Being woken from your slumber at 5.15am on a Monday morning when it’s still dark and chilly, is not always the most welcoming start of the week. Pressing snooze a few times can be very tempting and deciding to stay in bed, even more tempting! Well, here are a few reasons why it is good to get your butt of bed and Never miss a Monday training session.
You’ll feel better and happier
Every single Monday I see people rocking up to our Bondi or Coogee morning session with a ‘tired, I would rather be in bed’ face. This is even more so in the winter months. 45 minutes later, every single one of them, walks off with a smile on their face (including me)!
As research shows, exercising releases endorphins and will make you feel better. There is nothing better (well nearly nothing) than the positive vibes that flow though your brain and body after doing a great session.
Studies say that the average office worker only cracks their first smile at 11.15am. Why not crack it at 6am? You’ll be 5 hours and 15 minutes ahead of the average Joe!
More likely to work out for the rest of the week
Training on a Monday often sets the workout regime for the rest of the week. It gets the ball rolling and sets you up for feeling motivated for the following four/five days of exercise.
Reduce anxious thoughts
Do you sometimes feel anxious, particularly on a Monday morning? This is not uncommon as many people struggle with this Monday morning phenomenon. Thinking about the work load which is waiting for you can make you feel anxious.
Studies have shown that exercising and mainly aerobic exercises will reduce your anxiety levels. Also interesting to note is that high intensity training will reduce your anxiety sensitivity or in other words the fear of anxiety which often comes before panic attacks.
Research shows that resistance training can reboot your body clock. One study showed that 4 months of consistent training helped chronic insomniacs sleep 45min more per night.