It’s been said that people who exercise first thing in the morning are more likely to stick with their workout routine. How great do you feel when you’ve finished your morning workout and you have the rest of the day ahead of you? Working out in the morning definitely has its advantages but what if you’re not a morning person? Can you become a morning exerciser? Yes you can!!!
Tips To Become A Morning Exerciser
Leave your bedroom blinds open
Wake up naturally with the rising sun! Being woken by the light of day is the most natural way to wake up. Research has shown that a little light may be all we need to get us going. This of course won’t work in the dead of winter when it doesn’t get light until later in the day.
Turn on a light as soon as your alarm goes off
If you share your bedroom with someone who isn’t going to be exercising with you go to another room and do this. Once you’re exposed to light you’ll feel much more awake.
Put your alarm somewhere where you have to get up to turn it off
Once you’re out of bed you have a much better chance of staying awake and getting your day started. Chances are you won’t walk across the room and hit snooze 😉
Put your pre-workout drink on your bedside table
As soon as your alarm goes off drink your pre-workout drink or take your pre-workout capsules. Within about 10 minutes you won’t even be able to go back to sleep! Make sure your pre-workout drink is from natural sources free of artificial flavours, colours and other chemicals.
Enroll a buddy
Find a friend who’s as motivated as you and set a standing workout appointment for early in the morning. When you know someone is waiting for you you’re less likely to flake out. Just make sure your buddy is highly motivated.
If you don’t have a friend that wants to join you in the morning for a workout but you really want the accountability join an online group. There are all sorts of online accountability groups. You’ll make new fitness friends, learn new stuff and have a constant source of motivation and inspiration.
Keep your hairdryer in your gym locker
Even if you don’t feel like working out you still have to shower and blow dry your hair. Once you get yourself to the gym it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll get your workout done.
Get your workout stuff ready the night before
Have your workout clothes ready in the bathroom so you don’t even have to think about it. If you’re doing an at home workout get your computer or DVD player set up and have the equipment you need set up too. All you have to do is press play!
Make a kickass playlist
Make a playlist with all your favourite songs that get you feeling pumped! Start playing it as soon as you get out of bed.
Pre-pay for classes
Buy a monthly membership at your favourite gym or studio or buy a 10 pass and book all 10 at once. Once you’ve committed yourself by paying for and booking your classes you’re more likely to drag yourself out of bed to get there.
Are You Ready To Be A Morning Exerciser?
Use the tips above to help you become a morning exerciser. You’ll feel great for the rest of the day and at the end of the day you don’t need to worry about trying to fit in a workout. Set yourself up for success!