Now that we have been blissfully living in sin for 2 years, I have switched to early morning workouts- sometimes as early as 5 am. When I share this with friends and colleagues I’m often met with groans and “I don’t know how you do that” comments. But really, the early alarm is all mental my friends. Here’s my list of ways to get moving in the morning:
5 tips for Morning Exercise
2.) Find something that excites you- Let’s face it, when the weather turns dark and cold in the winter, even the diehard exercisers struggle with their desire to get out of bed for the gym. For me, I have looked forward to morning workouts if I really love what I am doing. If it feels like a chore, then maybe its not the right workout for you! Lately Crossfit has been striking my fancy and even though late work nights have prevented my 6am attendance, I am itching to get back.
3.) Get Social- Sometimes it just takes a few encouraging words to give you the boost you need. Tweet, FB, Instagram your intent for a morning workout or the after sweaty pic. It will amaze you the support you will receive in the most surprising places.
5.) Plan your day accordingly- When I have morning workouts I plan out my day ahead of time. By setting out my workout clothes, picking out my work outfit and planning my lunch, I allow myself the time to exercise without excuses. No more, I have a 9am meeting and couldn’t get ready in time. When you plan ahead, its harder to make excuses.
Are these tips fail-safe? Certainly not, but the trick to any workout, diet, lifestyle regimen is the desire and want to continue and improve. Do you want to be healthy? Do you want to feel good, eat right, sleep well? You are the person in control to make that decision everyday.
Question of the day: What tips can you share about making morning workouts easier?