How many times have you promised yourself that you will exercise in the evening after work or when you ‘finish up’ for the day, only to feel too tired or have tasks pop up?
We are all guilty of doing this at some point, so you are not the only one if you are nodding your head in agreement!
With a few simple strategies, you can learn to schedule in a morning workout (weights or cardio), stick to it and reap all the benefits it has to offer….
Its all a matter of getting your Mind to outrank your Mattress!
Sure beats missing your workout day after day and getting NO results right…?!
Let’s face it; most people are not morning people. In the cooler months when its pitch black outside, it is so tempting to stay in our warm cosy beds!
Even in warmer months, we are more likely to want to get in extra sleep or stay in bed than get up and get moving….It’s human nature!
Remember this key FACT:
How you feel upon waking is NOT how you will feel 15 minutes after getting up!
What do I mean by that?
If you feel really tired upon waking, get up anyway at your predetermined time, and know that you will perk up and will have the energy to knock out your workout.
When you first decide to work out in the morning it will be a struggle to begin with, I will not lie. However, with a bit of practice and perseverance, I promise you will feel the change in your energy levels for the rest of the day.
So, how do you ensure you get out of bed at least a half hour earlier to get in a workout?
Try the Action Steps below…
Please ACTUALLY do them if you want anything to change!
1) Avoid eating after 7/7.30pm. Allow your body to rest when you do finally get into bed, rather than working so hard to digest a late meal. By regularly eating earlier, you should see a boost in the quality of your sleep….and energy the next morning.
2) Set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier than usual and allocate 15-20 minutes for a workout. Old advice but lay out your workout gear ready for you to jump into the night before so you can just get going in the morning. Get up, go bathroom, have a glass of water, brush your teeth and then workout! If you need to eat something before a workout, consider Avocado on toast or a small bowl of fruit and some added nuts.
3) When you alarm goes off in the morning, count to 15 and FORCE yourself to get up. NO Exceptions!
Avoid letting your mind trick you into staying in bed for a few extra minutes. The longer you leave between hearing your alarm and getting up, the harder it will be!
4) Aim for 7-8 hours sleep each night, so work backwards from the time you plan to get up. Aiming to get up at 6am? Get to bed by 9.45 -10.45pm.
You are going for quality sleep here, which should deliver a reward of increased energy and focus which will ripple over into ALL areas of your life.
****It’s so easy to forget that you cannot literally do the things you need to take care of yourself and reach your goals and
achieve your dreams….
unless you feel good and have energy****
Are you helping or hindering your body in producing the energy it needs to achieve your goals?
Have a great rest of the week and feel free to reach out if you need help with anything: www.healthmasteryonline.com/help
P.S Next week I will talk about the benefits you will get from doing a morning workout and how it can be better for you than working out in the evening hours.