Even if you are an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It is possible to become a morning workout person. Just follow these 7 steps.
Step 1: Pack a bag. Every night when you get home from work, put your dirty gym clothes in the hamper and set aside a crisp, new exercise outfit. Having to dig through your dresser drawers at 6 am is no fun.
Step 2: Force yourself out of bed. Move your alarm clock across the room That way you can’t sleepily snooze-button your way through your morning sweat session. By forcing yourself to jump out of bed to silence the dreaded buzzer, you are forcing yourself to wake up quicker.
Step 3: Have a light snack. Eating a full meal in the morning before your workout can make you feel sick. Instead, try something light before your workout so you are not starving and then another light snack after.
Step 4: Skip the booze. A glass of wine at dinner can be a great way to unwind, but even a small amount of alcohol can make you sluggish in the morning. If you do drink the night before, just make sure to drink extra water before you go to bed. Otherwise, you could be dehydrated during your morning routine.
Step 5: Go to bed early. Once you get into a routine of waking up early, you’ll automatically start going to bed earlier. Adequate rest will not only improve your mood but it will allow for adequate recovery time for your body.
Step 6: Make friends. It can be easy to slip up and forget to go to the gym. Something that can keep you motivated is making friends at the gym who will help you stick to your routine. Set up a schedule to encourage these dates and watch your health improve with a buddy!
Step 7: Plan your routine. Having a plan will make hitting the gym early in the morning much easier. Sign up for a fitness class or map out your exercise routine. Utilize technology and try a new workout routine from the web. This will help spice up your daily workout and you may find a new exercise that’s just right for you!
If you need help getting started on an exercise routine let us know! Our exercise department can help you create specific routines to focus on your target areas!!