You probably know by now that Elyse and I love to work out in the morning. It gives us a jolt of energy and helps to get our day started on the right foot. Not to mention that it feels so good to get your workout over and done with before jumping into the rest of your day!
However, we were not always “morning people” so we wanted to share a few tips with you on how you can become one:
1. Get to bed early!
This may go without saying, but in order to have energy in the morning, you need to make sure to get to bed early. You should aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night so your body is charged up for your workout and the rest of the day. If you are used to going to bed late, it may take time to retrain your body to a new sleep schedule but it is well worth it for the benefits of getting up earlier. If you are having any trouble getting up in the morning, check out this post with some tips to help you get out of bed and get motivated!
2. Take 5 minutes (or longer) for yourself every morning.
Before you do anything, take 5 minutes for yourself in the morning to either meditate, drink some water or Fairburn Fuel, or do some light stretching. If you have more time, you could even go for a short walk to help you get moving. The morning can be one of the quietest parts of your day, so we want you to take advantage! After a while, you will begin to crave this time for yourself, and you will naturally want to be a morning person.
3. Check it off your list!
We are big proponents of keeping a weekly schedule where you plan and write out your workouts and other goals you have for the week. Use the power of being able to check your workout off the list as motivation to get up early and become a morning person. Simply checking an item off the list may not seem like a big deal on the surface, but it can actually be quite powerful. Visually seeing that you have accomplished your goal first thing in the morning can relieve you of the stress that you have to do it later. This will set you up for success for the rest of the day.
We are realistic. We know that everyone has a different schedule. Some of you need to be at work very early, and have more time in the afternoon. Others may have to be up late for work or other obligations. With that being said, take some time to think about your routine and, in particular, what you can fit into the morning to set you up for a successful day.
We have heard from many who were surprised at how great they felt when they worked out in the morning, despite starting off groggy, because they loved not having to worry about it later in the day. They found the time and made being a morning person work for them. However, even if you can only get in 5-10 minutes to yourself for a quick workout or some meditation, this will still provide huge benefits for you for the rest of your day. As always, if you have any questions, or are looking for some more tips, get in touch with us @fairburnitoff or here!