One of my beautiful college dance professors, Nina Lucas, performed a stunning solo to Bobby McFerrin’s “Sweet in the Morning.” (listen here) She asked us what we thought the song was referring to. Our answers varied from the mundane to the racy.
I now have a new answer: exercise. I have come to this place of morning workout evangelism after years of witnessing client success. Morning workouts offer fewer excuses, fewer alternative commitments vying for our time, less competition at studios or gyms, and no opportunity for earlier appointments to push us too late to workout.
The other outstanding bonus is the sense of accomplishment. Working out in the morning gives us a boost of energy, the reward of getting “the hard part” done first and a surge of “feel good” natural chemicals all before 9am. Have you ever given it a try? Are you already a believer? Either way, I send you my encouragement – exercise can be quite sweet first thing in the morning.