There is something special about being awake really early.
I feel one with the Universe when I go for a walk or a run.
Consciousness of life hasn’t yet kicked in and it’s the sort of suspended space where you’re awake yet your mind is more or less still blank and more receptive to creative nudges.
That’s when I do most of my writing.
As to working out, yes the sense of accomplishment, and not having to worry about it later in the day is quite profound as well.
More than anything else I find that it’s a mindset shift that it required, and then the body comes along easily for the ride.
There are times that I feel the need to sleep more, and then I do. I allow myself to be fluid and honor my body by listening closely to its needs.