Working out in the morning is the ideal time to workout. It wakes up your body, it gets the workout done so you do not have to worry about it later; and well, this quote says it all really:
Workout in the morning before your brain figures out what you are doing.
However, the night before it ALWAYS seems like a good idea, you feel super hyped to get up and workout the next day; but… When it comes to it, waking up in the morning is HARD WORK; so how can we help ourselves to wake up? Or convince ourselves that the idea that seemed amazing last night is still just as amazing in the morning?
We have collated 6 tips we have tried and tested ourselves, that actually seem to work! Well, for us at least…
- When you are laying thinking, ‘I don’t want to do this’, just remember if you do it now you do not have to do it later!
- Set an alarm on your phone, and put your phone on the other side of the room. That way you have to jump out of bed and run over to the other side of the room to turn your alarm off – bound to wake you up, right!?
- If someone in your family wakes up that early, get them to wake you up. Having someone else wake up, especially a family member 😉 , can sometimes be frustrating – which will instantly wake you up!
- Plan to workout indoors, it is much more appealing than the thought of going outside (in the cold, depending what time of year it is!). Depending on what sort of morning person you are too, a workout at home, on your own, can be much more appealing as you won’t be around people….
- Prep EVERYTHING the night before. Have your gym gear laid out ready, your underwear, water, EVERYTHING! Knowing everything is ready means you can get up and be ready within 2 minutes, and then GO GO GO!
- Have a pint of water near your bedside and as soon as your alarm goes off down it (well as much as you can! 😛 ) Taking in a generous amount of water will wake your body up, re-hydrating your dehydrated body. It is also a great way to flush out toxins and fire up your metabolism!
Finally – a little extra tip for you 😉 – remember it takes between 2 and 3 weeks to build a habit. If you get up and workout everyday for two weeks, you’ll find soon it just becomes natural – you won’t need tips to help you wake up!