What does your morning look like? Do you hit snooze when your alarm goes off in the morning? Do you drag yourself zombie-like to the kettle? Do you spend the first hour of the morning feeling sluggish and lacking in energy?

Just before Christmas, I started switching up my morning ritual of snoozing and crying into my pillow and instead I pushed myself to wake up straight away and committed myself to doing a 5 Minute ‘Energising’ Morning Wake-Up Workout!

I’ve been doing this for two weeks now and i have to say, it has transformed my mornings. If, like me, one of your New Years goals is to take better care of your body and to do more exercise, then I fully recommend trying this. One of the biggest excuses for not doing exercise if lack of time. But this workout can be easily slotted into your morning routine and can even be completed while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil.

This 5 minute workout will not only wake you up, but it will make you feel instantly energised and ready to take on the day. The best part? This full-body workout doesn’t need any equipment and you can even do it in your pyjamas!


5 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout

After two weeks of trying this out, I feel so much more energetic. I still get the ‘I want 15 more minutes’ feeling as soon as my alarm goes off (either my regular alarm or my toddler alarm), but as soon as I start the workout I instantly feel more awake and ready for my day.

Here are 5 more reasons it’s great for you!

5 Reasons To Do The 5 Minute Morning ‘Wake-Up’ Workout

  1. A five minute intense workout is the equivalent of adding an extra espresso shot to your coffee.
  2. You will feel instantly more awake and happier due to the release of endorphins.
  3. You will be starting a healthy habit and will be more likely to commit to more consistent exercise.
  4. You will be jump-starting your metabolism for at least an hour following the workout.
  5. You will improve your productivity and will feel more focused for several hours.

Getting out of bed, especially when its still dark and dismal outside can be such a challenge. If you’re someone who then spends the next half an hour dragging your feet to the kettle, the shower and your car, then this 5 minute morning wake-up workout is for you.

For a longer workout you can fit in around your busy schedule, check out my 3 Workouts For Busy Mums‘. Short on time but want to look fabulous in the morning? Have a peek at my post 5 Easy Stylish Updo’s For Busy Mums.

What do you think of the ‘5 Minute Morning Wake-Up Workout? Is it something you’re going to try? Let me know in the comments below!



  1. January 3, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Oo what a fun and quick way to get the day started! I’ll be honest I do struggle to have the energy in the morning (after a sleepless night thanks to my 6 month old), but as this is so quick I can imagine being able to fit it in pretty easily 🙂

  2. January 3, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I love this idea! You will not only be full of energy in the moring, but also throughout the day. And only the thought that you’ve done something productive in the moring (rather than scrolling down the instagram) will make you so happy!

  3. countryheartdeb
    January 3, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Oh I will do this in the morning. I love a good quick wake up and need something to jolt me awake!

  4. January 4, 2018 / 12:11 am

    I often feel sluggish in the mornings so I like the idea of a workout like jumping jacks to prepare me for the day ahead. I definitely need more energy! x

  5. katykicker
    January 4, 2018 / 12:21 am

    What a great way to start the day. I find that exercisin really helps me focus during the day!

  6. Leona
    January 4, 2018 / 1:20 am

    Haha my morning is usually a litte one slapping me awake. Would love to find time to do this

  7. January 4, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    This sounds perfect for me. I do need some exercise to get me started in the morning, and this sounds really achievable

  8. January 4, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    This is really good, I’m rubbish in the morning and it’s my worst time of the day. However this looks really quick and simple to do and much more achievable

  9. Anosa
    January 4, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I love the idea of a wake up routine! Sometimes I wake up and feel as though I could go running or need just that extra push.

  10. January 6, 2018 / 6:59 am

    This is great! Such a simple short yet very helpful workout. I will try this!

  11. January 6, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I am not sure about doing a work-out as soon as I wake up but sounds like it works for you

  12. January 7, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    Oh I love this! I am always feeling motivated in the morning for a workout but with a 6 Month Old I barely have 5 minutes ! So this is perfect ! 🙂

  13. January 10, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    i’ve been full of good intentions lately but these dark mornings have been making me struggle big time! I’ll be setting my alarm a little earlier going forward in the hope that I’ll be able to pull myself out of bed for a little workout – I know it’ll do me the world of good!

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