By: Debbie Lui
We all know about the benefits of exercising. But, when it comes to morning workouts, the early bird definitely catches the worm. Many people have a tough time getting up to exercise, especially if they aren’t one of those early birds! We wanted to share some great morning workout hacks with you to make your morning workout easier and even exciting!
Spend some time before you go to bed planning not just your morning workout, but your morning routine as well! Have your exercise gear and outfit ready the night before. When you wake up in the morning, you don’t need to spend time on packing and choosing your outfit which can save you precious minutes. It also helps to have your morning meal or snack pre-planned and a workout in place as well to eliminate some of the stress that make morning workouts less fun than they really are!
Don’t Skip Breakfast
Don’t go exercise on an empty stomach; you need the nutrients and energy to start your morning. Plan ahead by preparing your breakfast the day before or pre-mixing a TLS Shake! Even if you do choose to prep an entire meal, re-heating your breakfast in the next morning will take far less time than preparing it from scratch.
Exercise doesn’t have to be dull and boring. Do you hate running? Then swap the squat rack for the treadmill. Do you want to tone and build muscle but hate the idea of free weights? Try out a new bodyweight circuit or sign up for a class! You can switch the type of exercise once a week or every day! Just pick something that you enjoy and your workout will feel much less like a chore.
Get a Workout Buddy
Things tend to get a bit easier when you have a partner to do something together. Call your friend or neighbor whom you know will join you in the morning for a run or yoga class! Not only will it help motivate you during your workout, but you’re much less likely to skip the gym when you know your friend is waiting there for you. Accountability can go a long way when it comes to creating healthier habits!
Do you know any other creative tricks and hacks for a morning workout? Share in the comments below!
By: Debbie Lui