The Gift of Time for Moms: Here's Why I Wake Up at 5 a.m. to Exercise & You Should, Too! by Brannan Kenny

5 years ago

The Gift of Time for Moms: Here's Why I Wake Up at 5 a.m. to Exercise & You Should, Too!

We all know how important exercise is for our mind, body and spirit, but in our busy lives, it is usually the first thing to get bumped off the daily schedule. As a mom with a full-time job, I am the first person to plead guilty to sacrificing my workouts for the greater good of my family. Until I met a friend that woke up every day at 5 a.m. to exercise. That is before the sun comes up on most days! 

She encouraged me to try it. I accepted the challenge. It was tough at first. You literally must jump out of bed, put your workout clothes on and go without thinking. It gets easier, because the benefits are so great.

First, 5 a.m. is guilt-free time. I am not taking away any time from my kids because they are sleeping! Secondly, every day the first thing I do is for myself, whether it be a walk to watch the sunrise, a jog or workout class, it’s me time where all the benefits are mine. 

Before 7 a.m. I have already successfully met a goal, completed a challenge and felt strong, powerful and determined. By waking up at 5 a.m. I gave myself priceless me time that fills my mind, body and spirit. Life doesn’t get in the way at 5 a.m. I encourage you all to try it!

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Elisa Schmitz
You’ve got me seriously considering this, Brannan Kenny ! I love the reasons why you get up at 5 a.m. and could benefit from all of them. Thank you for sharing and for joining our tribe. Welcome and I can’t wait to read more from you! 💕
I am really thinking about giving this to go! It is so important that we make ourselves a priority. Thank you for sharing this tip and I am so glad I got to meet you this weekend! ❤️
Brannan Kenny
Renee it was so great to meet you. Try it! Start small like a walk or a meditation and congratulate yourself for showing up! I still congratulate myself for showing up! ❤️
Ann Marie Patitucci
So many great points here, Brannan Kenny ! Thanks for sharing this with us. Welcome to our community of writers. We're so lucky to have you!
Kathy Ast
I have always wanted to get up early and exercise and never had the discipline. One of these days I hope to reap the benefits you talk about in this persuasive post.
Brannan Kenny
Kathy so good to hear from you! You can do it!
Brannan Kenny
Since my post, my friend Marie and I went for a sunrise walk and another friend reached out to join us. Another great benefit of early morning exercise is reconnecting with friends! Out busy lives getting in the way of connecting with out loved ones too.

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