One of the best things I’ve done for myself is learn how to get up and workout in the morning. I love working out in the morning for several reasons. I’m a mom of three kids, so if I want to get a workout in, I pretty much have to do it before they get out of bed. Working out in the morning also gives me insane energy for the rest of the day. I also find that if I wait until later on in the day, I’m more likely to make excuses as to why I can’t fit it in my schedule. Working out in the morning is the best way to start the day, in my opinion. If you can’t quite seem to get up early enough to squeeze in a workout, try these tips!
How to Become a Morning Workout Person
Set your Alarm on the Other Side of the Room
If you use an alarm clock or your phone, try putting it on the other side of the bedroom, not on the night stand right next to you. This way, you have to physically get out of bed to turn it off. Sometimes, just getting out of bed can be the hardest part. If you’re already out of your warm and comfortable blankets, why not go ahead and workout?
Lay your Gym Clothes out the Night Before
Try making it as convenient as possible for you to workout in the morning. Pack your gym bag ahead of time. Lay out your clothes. Have your water bottle filled and waiting in the fridge. All of these things will save you time in the morning, meaning you can sleep in just a little bit longer. It’s also a little extra motivation to get up and get it done.
Find an Accountability Partner
It’s great if you can find an accountability partner that will meet you at the gym in the mornings. It’s even better if it’s your spouse or partner and they’re forced to get out of the very same bed in the morning. Knowing someone is waiting on you and counting on you can be just the nudge you need to get it and get moving in the morning.
Find a Program you can do at Home
If you can find a program you can do at home, it makes getting out of bed so much easier. Knowing that all you have to do is go into the other room and get your sweat on for 30+ minutes is great. I love the workouts that go with The FASTer Way To Fat Loss because they can be done in the gym or at home. I love knowing I can sneak into the basement while the kids are asleep and complete my workout uninterrupted.
Preset your Coffee Maker
Most coffee makers have a delayed brew function where you can set the time that you want the coffee to brew. Set it for 10 minutes before you plan to wake up and have a hot cup of coffee before your workout (or on the way to the gym). It’s a great way to wake yourself up a bit and caffeine has been shown to help you exert more energy and burn more calories during a workout.
Try to go to Sleep a Little Earlier
If missing out on quality sleep is what concerns you, try going to bed just an hour earlier at night. Put your phone down, turn off Netflix, and close your eyes! I’ll be honest, getting more sleep doesn’t make it any easier to crawl out of my comfortable bed in the morning, but you want to make sure you’re still getting the rest you need to be productive throughout the day.
I hope these tips help you become a morning workout person! Even if you can just commit to trying for one week and see how amazing it feels, I challenge you do so. Comment below if these tips help or if you have a great tip of your own!