Some of us just aren’t morning people, no matter how hard we try. Furthermore, when you aren’t a morning person, the idea of getting a morning workout in can be a daunting prospect that is viewed as being pretty much impossible. However, if you want to become a morning workout person because you really think that it would benefit your schedule, your lifestyle, and your health, there are a few ways to go about doing so. Check out the tips below, as you might be able to use these to transform yourself into a morning workout person in just a month.
In order to accommodate a morning workout, you need to wake up earlier if your morning routine is already pretty busy. One of the gentlest ways to do this is by making yourself wake up just 15 minutes earlier. You could do this over the course of a week or more so that it is gradual. Just remember to go to bed 15 minutes earlier at night, too, so that you are still getting enough shut-eye.
Before hitting the sack, turn off your electronic devices and do some deep belly breathing in order to help your body relax and prepare for sleep. You can also take some time to prepare your breakfast so that it’s ready to go the next morning. Getting your workout outfit ready for the next morning can also help you get going sooner once the sun is up.
Then, in the morning, make it a point to do a few stretches in bed, as this will help wake up the muscles and get them ready for your workout. Moving your muscles by stretching them out is also a good way to start to wake up your mind, which might still be telling you that you should keep sleeping. Then, once you’re done stretching, start drinking some water to get your metabolism going. Consider taking an energizing fitness supplement, especially on those days when you feel particularly tired.
Your morning workout doesn’t have to take place at your local gym; instead, it can happen right at home. A 15-minute yoga session that includes plenty of movement can really energize you and stretch out your muscles. Follow that up with a 15-minute meditation to start your day with less stress and more balance in mind and body.
As you become more accustomed to exercising in the morning, you can begin upping the intensity. You might start incorporating more strength training, you might start working out for longer (such as 30 minutes instead of 15), or you might take your workout outside and go for a run in the fresh air, as a few examples.
Becoming a morning workout person can be tough, but with consistency and dedication, you can do it!