When it comes to working out one of the biggest hurdles is carving out the time. We’ve all got so much going on in our lives that between family, friends, work and activities, there never seems to be anytime left for us to focus on our health. One way to make sure you get that much needed workout in is to get it done first thing in the morning. Sounds easy right? Not! When you’re rising before the sun half sleepy and hungry, the last thing on your mind is a workout. But the mornings are actually the best time to workout, not only do you get it out the way before life takes over, but it’s a great time to decompress and focus on you for a change.
So, how do you make sure you stick to your morning workout routine instead of rolling over and going back to sleep? Simple, follow these three steps and you’ll be a morning workout warrior in no time!
With a busy life time is always of the essence and the more time you have to waste figuring out where to workout, when to leave, how to get there, how long to stay there, what to eat when you get back, etc, the less likely you are to stick to the routine. Before you start your morning workouts create a plan. Sit down and figure out the details of your workout so that when you wake up everything runs like a well oiled machine.
For many of us morning are the only time we’ll be able to workout during the day, so it’s go hard or go home. The worst thing you can do is get up to workout in the morning running on an empty tank, you won’t be able to push yourself and give the workout your all. Make sure you get plenty of rest the night before so that your body wakes up fully charged and ready to hit the ground running. Getting sleep will not only help you push through workouts, but the rest of the day as well.