How To Make Time For Morning Workouts

Lots of people struggle to workout on a morning whether this is due to the small amount of time before work, getting the kids ready for school, or simply not feeling motivated to do so! Here are a few tips on how to make your morning workouts a little easier, so you can fit a workout into a schedule at anytime during the day!

Avoid the snooze button!

alarm-clock.jpg

Yes, I am one of those individuals who only needs the one alarm and I am straight up and out of bed. However, for the majority of people this is easier said than done, and are all a little guilty of pressing the snooze button more than once. Although this seems a good idea at the time, getting a few extra minutes sleep, this can soon make it easier to talk yourself out of getting up to workout, and later feeling guilty because you didn't do so. So why not try setting your alarm to your favourite song to make you feel happier and motivated while waking up. Or try doing a couple of quick stretches to wake you up gently, or simply just use the snooze button sparingly ( or not at all )

Simplify your morning routine 

Waking up early can sometimes distress you, after disturbing a nice peaceful sleep and can often leave you feeling 'groggy' and not completely 'with it'. To make it easier on a morning be prepared and keep your routine nice and simple.

You can do this by:

  • Packing your gym bag in the evening, before bed.
  • Prepping breakfast the night before, so that it is ready to grab after the gym.
  • Pack your lunch for the next day, so you are not rushing for work.
  • Have your gym bag, water bottle, and keys in the same place so that you can grab and go.
Pack-the-Perfect-Bag-for-a-Run-or-Workout.jpg

Plan your workout before you hit the gym.

Many of us get to the gym and loose track of what we really went there to do, and spend a lot of time thinking of exercises. So why not try planning your gym routine the night before, so you know exactly what you are doing. This way you will save a lot of time, will make your workouts more efficient, and get the best out of every gym session, no matter what time of the day.

Expect it'll be quite tough at first to change your routine

I've been getting up early for 6 months now, 5:15am, just to instruct our 6:10am classes, it's quite difficult at first but when you realise your busy throughout the day and evening then its a choice that'll become easier. So get your morning workout done before work, before breakfast and feel energise and focused for the day ahead. Especially as Autumn is nearly upon us and it starts getting darker on a night.

Reward yourself if you stick to the routine.

The first few days or even weeks as you adjust to earlier mornings will be hard, as the body is still getting used to the change of routine. Positive reinforcement is a great way to keep you motivated, so why not pick a small treat for the end of the week, to reward yourself and keep you feeling positive. This should be something material or treatment such as a spa, hair dressers, theatre, new clothes etc.

Rachel x