We all know it and we all acknowledge it; morning workouts are the best. But, how do we get up and actually do it when it is so much easier to hit snooze and sleep that extra hour or two? Now, what if we tell you that once you start you just won’t be able to stop? Yup, your life will change when you learn to enjoy your morning workout.
For starters, try to sleep a bit earlier. It can be difficult, but before you jump into the routine of waking that extra two hours earlier, it will help getting an early to bed and early to rise ritual established. The fresher you are in the morning, the better workout results you will experience.
While you are setting up your sleep/wake cycle, it is in your best interest to put together all your workout gear the night before, that way in the back of your mind there is no excuse and a sense of ease. Also, when you pick out exactly what you will be wearing for your workout, your mind will be automatically adjusting to something you have to do.
Next, set that extra alarm! The first alarm can be a regular alarm that is next to you, but the second one should be the one that gets you up and about. A great way to achieve that is by placing the alarm far away from your bed so you have to physically get up to turn it off.
Many people do not know this, but drinking coffee before your workout really helps your metabolism and helps you wake up. As workout lovers, there is nothing more than the feeling after you complete a workout. Morning workouts are no different in physicality from other workouts, yet, they will leave you with an entire day of feeling accomplished.
Another great thing about morning workouts is enjoying the serenity of waking up before everyone else and creating a world that is just yours. Once morning rush hour starts, we are all a part of the same routine. Relieving stress before the workday begins will help you decrease so much stress from your life.
Once your habit of morning workouts has been established, your afternoons will be free for brunches, lunches, massages, and your evenings will be free to do whatever it is your heart desires as well. Furthermore, research has proven that morning workouts improve your sleep, perspicacity, and efficiency.
We have full faith that you will get to the point where you can start picking your morning workouts the night before. This is a great way to get excited for the morning, because you can set up a playlist, too. Sometimes you may not be in the mood for the next morning, but you always know what beats will get you there.
At Fitness Nation in Arlington, Euless, and Bedford, Texas, we offer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service to fit your gym needs. If you are interested in starting your morning routine with some good ol’ fashioned cardio, contact and join us today.