While we would all love to spring out of bed the second our alarm goes off, bright eyed and ready to take on the day, the fact is that most of us don’t operate that way.
Usually, the best we can do is drag ourselves out of bed with just enough time to get to work on time, but what if you want to add a morning workout to your day? There are many benefits to starting your day with a workout including boosting your metabolism, burning more fat and maybe most importantly, getting it out of the way so you can get on with your day.
Here we’ve compiled 5 tips that will make even the worst morning person feel prepared for your a.m. workout.
Sleep in your workout clothes
If the only thing you have to do is roll out of bed and slip on your shoes, you will be much less inclined to hit the snooze button. Feel weird about sleeping in your clothes? Set them out the night before so all you have to do is grab them, pull them on and go.
Get into a routine
Having a sleep routine is so beneficial for your body. Good sleep hygiene means going to bed around the same time every night, eliminate electronics at least an hour before bed, and aim for 7-8 hours a night. Try to wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends.
Prep the night before
If you need a little fuel before you work out, set your coffee pot to start brewing when your alarm goes off and prep your breakfast the night before. If you didn’t sleep in your workout clothes, you could at least lay them out so there’s no searching for sneakers while you’re have asleep in the morning. Having these items ready in the morning without having to do any work will get you out the door in no time.
Find a workout you love
You know when you have an early morning flight to a fabulous vacation, or you are getting up early to head to Disneyland? We are brimming with excitement and most of us bound out of bed raring to go. It’s easier to get up when you are heading to something you are looking forward to, which is why you should find a workout you love. Check out one of Bootique’s morning outdoor fitness classes. The camaraderie shared with your fellow Bootiquers and the fun and exciting workouts will get you out of bed and ready to move.
Grab a buddy
You are more likely to keep your plans if someone is relying on you, so find a workout buddy and make a plan to meet up before work. Whether it’s at one of Bootique’s Personal Training Group classes or just to go for a walk or jog, promising someone you will be there for them will help keep you both stay accountable, and on your way to the best shape of your life.
Question: What motivates you in the morning?