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The Morning Grind

Each time I post my workouts in the early morning, people always tend to be amazed at how someone could master the energy that early to workout and why would someone put him or herself through that.

It’s really quite simple, I do it in the morning because I work late sometimes and i just want to get it done and not have to think about it or feel guilty throughout the day. Second, you would be surprised at how ready and awake your body is, you just need to get your mind just as psyched. Third, an early workout routine tends to do great things for weight loss and creates an overall happier mood, builds muscle, awakens the mind and sets the tone for a great day to come.

So before you say “i can’t workout in the morning”, why don’t you actually try to? Like with anything else you need to build a routine for it to become comfortable. If you’ve done it once and gave up, you can’t really say that you’ve tried.

So give it a go. Become a morning person.

Motivation and Technique:

- sleep early
- sleep in your gym clothes, or prepare your gym clothes so that they are right in front of you when you wake up.
- first thing you should do is drink a tall glass of water.
- brush your teeth
- take a shower
- drink a shot of espresso
- stretch
- play loud music
- have a workout planned already

Should you eat before working out? Well, if you can wake up more than an hour before working out, go ahead. However if you wake up an hour before and your workout wont be more than an hour. Go ahead.

After the effort you should either take in a protein supplement or a protein rich breakfast.

Later tonight, I will post a fat shredding workout, that takes 20 mins and will give you results.

45 COMMENTS

    1. Michelle February 7, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Such a great motivation baby! Thank you! Let’s do this! Let’s be all so Fit and Healthy! :)

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:39 am

        yes mam

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    1. joy anne February 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

      I agree! if there’s a will,there’s always a way.For those people who works at night like me they key is have at least 8 hours of sleep before the work out

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:39 am

        for sure!

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    1. Ian February 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

      I do workout on mornings too since I tend to go home late from work and I do jog at night when I could go home early.. Its just that most of the time, I go home from work very late giving me a lesser time to sleep, I am trying my best to get to manage my time well though.. Thanks for this post! :) I will definitely try those fat shredding workout soon! I’m having a hard time burning this belly fats and love handles..

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:39 am

        keep going

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    1. Derek February 7, 2013 at 9:36 am

      This is duly noted Kuya Erwan!

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:40 am

        thanks for reading Derek!

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    1. Angelique Oñate February 7, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Hi Erwan! :) I would just like to ask if it’s okay to take a bath after working out. because, my mom told me that I should wait for 3 hours before I take bath, so that’s the reason why I can’t workout in the morning. I’m afraid something bad might happen to me if I took a bath after working out.

      Thanks!

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      1. Ervin February 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        There’s no harm going for a shower after a workout. In fact, it’s one of the things people look forward to. It just feels better than an ordinary shower! So once you get home, unwind for a few minutes and then hit your shower.

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        1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:40 am

          you’re totally fine

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    1. Eli Fernandez February 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Hi, I wake up at around 4am to go to work and I usually get home at around 9. When would be the right time for me to work out? Thanks!!!

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      1. Ervin February 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm

        There’s no “right” time. As long as you get your workout in during that day it’s fine. You wake up at 4, get stuff ready, you can be out the door before 4:30, hit the gym, spend about an hour or so (or depending on your workout that day) then shower, then off to work.

        Or you can choose to work out AFTER work. It really depends on your schedule. There’s no rule saying otherwise.

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        1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:41 am

          whenever you have time

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    1. chrisTowps February 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

      hi po mr..i just happnd to crash @ this site when i found this blog..thanks for this blog..it did made me think to try such routine every morning..

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:41 am

        thanks!

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    1. ruzzie February 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      cant wait for your 20 min workout :)

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    1. Ivan Cruzer February 7, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      Funny you should mention this Erwan. I’ve actually implemented working out in the morning to avoid making up excuses for not working out in the afternoon or at night. I have early morning classes but thanks to having a recreation center on campus I can just do a 5K in the morning and shower there and go about my day. My workout is in and I’m more likely to watch what I eat. Great post!

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:42 am

        good job!

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    1. Jaja February 8, 2013 at 12:02 am

      cant wait to see the video!

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      1. Erwan February 8, 2013 at 12:20 am

        No video :)

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        1. paleo February 8, 2013 at 12:24 am

          erwan, you’re working out at least once a day (sometimes twice), what is your regimen to make those muscles always in condition to work out? aside from eating the right food at the right time, are you having weekly body massage or anything?

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          1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:42 am

            only when i need one

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    1. ryan February 8, 2013 at 12:15 am

      ill sleep with my gym clothes. ill try that. =)

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:43 am

        haha good luck

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    1. Portia February 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

      I’m a morning person. I wake up at 5 a.m. I jog at 5:30 a.m. at UP Oval. I don’t marvel at people doing the same thing. It should be natural for all of us to start our day in the morning. Anyway, I like your idea of sleeping with workout clothes…Saves time and good motivation. I’ll try that. Thank You!

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:43 am

        perfect!

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    1. Olivier February 9, 2013 at 5:39 am

      Dude, awesome blog! I’ve been following your blog for some time but I never really made any comments.. I just wanna say I think it’s great that you’re so positive and have like, a good head over your shoulders when it comes to a healthy existence. And I think it’s great too that you dont use being a busy person with a schedule as an excuse to skip out on eating healthy.. It’s pretty inspiring for other ‘busy’ people like me.. ;P

      Keep the recipes coming! It’s kept me alive!

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:44 am

        thanks man.

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    1. Sofie M. February 10, 2013 at 5:47 am

      Is there any possible way to fight sugar cravings?! :)

      Will be waiting for that 20 minute workout! P.S. I added boxing to my life.

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:44 am

        yup, just dont eat sugar

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    1. Kayecc February 11, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Totally spot on :D

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:45 am

        thanks Kayecc

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    1. fitbie February 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      WHERE IS THE WORKOUT???!

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:44 am

        chilllll

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    1. DJ Yabis | Dream Euro Trip February 21, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Have you posted the fat shredding workout yet?

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:45 am

        now haha

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        1. capawow May 20, 2013 at 2:12 am

          Hi, where can i find the workout? Haha

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    1. micah March 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

      how do you motivate yourself in waking up early to work out?

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    1. Anne June 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Hi Erwan can you share a playlist that will make you going… :) thanx

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      1. Erwan June 18, 2013 at 7:41 am

        i actually dont work out with music :)

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    1. Emmy September 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Hi erwan I work night shift, do you have recommended work outs? I’m also gaining weight now :(

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      1. Erwan October 1, 2013 at 4:46 am

        you can work out like a normal person? i have lots of friends that work night shifts and do triathlons. Just workout before work.

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    1. Andrea Laragan January 3, 2014 at 3:01 am

      Hi! Awesome article, but I think my favourite’s actually your comment where you said you work out without music! YES! Same here, i love running outdoors and without the music I find myself more focussed and I pretty much talk to myself in my head while running haha – convincing myself to do a couple more K’s or telling myself that i really need to run after the holiday season’s never ending pig out sessions.

      I’m a newbie running enthusiast and i’ve been running in the morning. It’s really hard especially living in New Zealand where our mornings are always chilly, even in the summer! It really is about going out there and just doing it.. I really want to be able to do a half marathon before the end of the year so i’m working on my running. I’m also working on eating better so this blog is hopefully going to do wonders for me! Have a great 2014 :)

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    1. Joel Paolo February 15, 2014 at 6:27 am

      I have been doing “The Morning Grind” for quite some time now. It feels great to feel your heart pumping while everybody else is still fast asleep. Hehe Good morning :D

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