Exercising first thing in the morning is great for a number of different reasons. Firstly – It kick starts your metabolism. Secondly – it energizes you for the day. And lastly, it puts you into a positive frame of mind. But if you’re like me this morning and hit the snooze button at 5:35am on a workout day – here are a few tips which might help you get out of bed and get moving.
1. Get a workout buddy!
Having a friend or family member join you for a workout helps to keep you accountable. The basic idea is that you know someone who is also getting up early to meet you at the gym or park or workout class and because you care about their time as they do yours, you’re less likely to leave them hanging. There is also the added benefit of someone to motivate you and be your spotter for you at the gym.
2. Picture your workout
Envisioning what you’re going to do for your next workout can help you use your time more efficiently while you’re at the gym or park.
3. Use a workout App
There are many workout apps available to help keep you motivated. And for those of us who appreciate having a visual, these apps help you track your progress over time.
4. Lose the Snooze!
I’m guilty of hitting the snooze button this morning and this also prevented me from getting my workout in before my busy workday. And as enticing as it might be to get a few extra minutes of sleep, the snooze button isn’t helping anyone. Instead set your alarm on your phone the night before and put your phone across the room so you’re forced to get out of bed to turn it off. This is a trick I plan on implementing tomorrow!
5. Have Breakfast ready to go!
Saving time in the morning before a workout is important. So in order to make sure you just need to get dressed and head out the door on workout days, prep yourself a breakfast smoothie the night before and keep it in the fridge. This is self-care x2 – a workout and a healthy breakfast!
Here are 20 recipe ideas for healthy breakfast smoothies
Happy workouts everyone!