If you are a night person, you know how hard it is to wake up early to workout. It feels almost like torture to trade a few more hours at your cozy bed for the gym.
Creating the habit of morning workout requires consistency and commitment. However, there are a few tricks that can help you more easily stick to this routine, even if you are a night person!
Check out the top 5 tips to help you making morning workout a habit!
Set yourself up for success
Assembling all your workout gear the night before is probably the most important tip to get started on your early morning workout habit. Besides saving you some time in the morning, having absolutely everything ready will also work as a trigger to signal to your brain that you are doing it no matter what!
Have a gym buddy
We've talked several times in the blog about the benefits of working out with a friend. Having a gym buddy will help you commit to the morning workout routine and make it more enjoyable. Drag a friend along and start working out together; it's a win-win!
Get yourself enough sleep
Go to bed early enough so that you can get at least 8 hours of sleep. Getting enough sleep will help you wake up refreshed and with the energy you need to beat all excuses! Another hint here is to go to sleep a little hungry. You will have a better sleep if you stop eating at least 2 hours before bedtime. Read more about how to create better sleeping habits here!
Meal prep your breakfast
Preparing yourself a delicious and nourishing breakfast is as important as having your workout gear ready! With the help of a Personal Trainer, craft a diet plan that includes go-to pre-workout breakfast options that you can prepare in advance to eat in the morning!
Want to become a meal prep pro? Read these blogs:
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- The Secrets to Meal Prepping Like a Personal Trainer
- 10 Meal Prep Tips To Get You Back Into Your Healthy Eating Plan
Remember the "why"
It might sound cliche, but reminding yourself of the reasons that made you want to start this habit is very powerful. Writing down your goals will help you see the big picture and stay motivated every morning!