Yesterday I told you in this post here why I like working out early. Pretty much every morning I contemplate sleeping through my alarm, and the first five minutes I’m awake I want to head back to bed. But, once I am up and going I never regret waking up early to workout. Whenever I fall out of my normal routine of waking up early to workout, it can seem so dang hard to get back into the swing of things. Here are some tips that I have found to help make it easier for me to get up in the morning and workout:
1) Set out my workout clothes the night before so I’m not stumbling around in the dark, trying not to wake anyone else up while I find my clothes.
2) Write my workouts out the night before. When I know what to expect in my workout that day it always seems easier to get up. (Side note: I always keep a workout journal to keep track of my workouts for the day and to also track my progress to help encourage me to keep increasing my weights.)
3) Set three alarms. I know this doesn’t work for everyone, but it works for me, and I make sure the last alarm is really obnoxious.
4) Measure out my coffee so it starts brewing at 4:50 and is ready for me to have a cup as I make my pre-workout protein shake (I use MRM brand vanilla whey protein, spinach, almond milk, flax seed, chia seeds, and cocao nibs)
What other tricks do you guys have to help you get out of bed in the mornings and get your workouts in?
Natalie Hodson is a mom of two showing how to balance family, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. www.nataliehodson.com