“I can never be a morning person because I love to sleep.” Well, who doesn’t? Who won’t love to lie in and enjoy a lazy day? So if you happen to believe that waking up late is a distinct part of your concrete personality, you may be wrong in saying that!
If only a few people have the habit of waking up early, a fewer have work out as a part of their morning routine. But getting up and moving is actually the most effective way to start your day! Even the studies show, that at the morning time, the level of hormones is at the highest and therefore it was the best time to work out for a more productive day.
Your body will be thankful for this routine, and soon you will realise how much of your life you are wasting lounging around in bed! If the facts haven’t given you enough motivation to try the morning workout, try these ways to push yourself into the routine.
Get Sun kissed
The bright light on your face would leave you feeling energised and alert. You might want to position your bed facing east and leave the curtains off when you sleep.
Get your gear ready before you hit the bed
Keeping your workout clothes ready, iPod charged and shoes by the door will only speed you on your way. When everything would be ready, you would be more motivated to make it to the gym!
Keep your breakfast waiting for you
With a nutrition full breakfast waiting on the table after the sweat, there would be something you will look forward to when you are back, and more over, you would not want to skip having your breakfast in a hurry to make to your office in time.
Make sure you catch enough sleep
Before you plan to rise and shine, make sure you have had enough sleep. On an average, 7-8 hours of sleep is important for your body to be able to support you in your decisions. And before you give in to your sleep, make sure you shut off all your devices and lower your room temperature for a sound sleep.
Choose a workout buddy
Planning out workout sessions with a buddy might just make them easier. When you know you have somebody waiting, you would feel more enthusiastic about having to meet the person and your workout together. Workout partners can actually help you stay committed to fitness and have fun.
Cut travel time
When you have your gym somewhere around the corner, you would see yourself making less excuses of not making it to your workout. Whereas, a few minutes’ walk to the place would just make sure you can sneak in every minute of sleep possible. If a nearby gym is not an option, running outside or indulging in a morning yoga session might do you good.
Do not keep alarm handy
With your alarm handy, it’s difficult to wake up right away. Most of the times you would find yourself hitting the snooze button and getting off to sleep. True, the noise is quite infernal right at that time, but keeping it away from the bed would make sure you actually have to get up to turn it off.
The feel-good emotions after your work out are really worth the pain. Do not forget how your mood would be uplifted and how active you will feel after a morning workout session! Well, you can boast about it too!