Waking up in the morning is a struggle for most people. Getting up for an early morning workout? Forget about it.
You have probably spent many a night pep talking yourself into waking up with the sun to get your morning workout in. For those of you who aren’t morning people, that’s probably as far as you got. It’s an automatic reaction to hit the snooze button once you are faced with your blaring alarm at the crack of dawn.
Never fear, I've put together some suggestions to help you achieve your goal of getting into a morning workout routine.
The first step in starting a morning workout routine is sleep! Staying up late to catch your favorite show might seem worth it at the time... until you are struggling to wake up to hit the gym in the morning. Getting your eight hours in is not only important in keeping a healthy mind, it’s vital to maintaining a morning routine.
Once you’ve gotten into the habit of getting to bed early, waking up in the morning will be a breeze. It’s important when getting into a workout routine that you wake up extra early. This allows some time for your body to gear up for the gym.
You should always eat breakfast before your workout! Even if it’s a banana on your way out of the door, eating something for breakfast will give you the extra energy needed to burn some calories at the gym.
Just as important as eating before working out, your post-workout breakfast is what will get you through the rest of your morning. For most people who are on a workout routine, this consists of some kind of protein shake. I personally use a scoop of chocolate whey with some almond milk, bananas, chia seeds, and ice. It tastes delicious and it’s great for you!
While all of these tips will go a long way in helping you achieve your morning workout goals, it’s only half the battle. The rest all comes down to your state of mind! If you stay motivated and focused on your goal, nothing can stop you from achieving it. To get myself into the right mindset in the morning, I like to think of three things that I’m grateful for before getting out of bed. It starts my day off on a positive note while giving me some time to gear my brain up for the day.
Getting into a morning routine won’t happen overnight. It’s going to take a lot of motivation and self control. You already took the first step by researching what you need to do to make it easier. Now it’s time to put what you learned today to work!
Call 518-497-5440 to schedule your one-on-one session with one of our trainers who will double as your accountability partner and help you achieve that morning workout routine quicker than you thought possible! Make it a great day!