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Waking up is hard enough as it is, but waking up to hit the gym is another battle all together. Here are a few of my tips for preparing yourself for a great morning routine! Skip the morning scavenger hunt: Don't spend your morning looking for your sneakers or your headphones - be ready the second you wake up! Lay out your closes, shoes, and other items the night before in order to jump right out of bed. I often sleep in my workout outfit :) Eat right: Since working out on an empty stomach isn't great for your metabolism or your energy levels, premake a little morning snack and keep it in the fridge so you can quickly grab it while getting ready. Early to bed: Working out when you're tired is no fun, make sure you go to bed at a decent hour. If you're seriously too tired, don't push yourself too hard to workout, your body genuinely might need the rest. Pencil it in: Plan your workout with someone, and have them hold you accountable. Meet your friend at the gym or plan to power-walk to coffee! Post-workout treat: Plan a special breakfast to eat after your workout as a reward for your efforts.
Setting up those shoes and clothes are great for doing nearly anything early in the morning: it saves you that one extra step.
@nisfit you are my hero. if only I could do that. lolol @greggr is right too. just set it up for easy morning routine. For me, the hardest obstacle is putting on the shoes. However, once they're on, there's no stopping me. It creates a sense of commitment.
putting your clothes an shoes in front of your bed to see those when you wake up is a very effective strategy .
I sleep in my workout clothes too hahaha
I prefer morning workouts as well. They do require a bit of discipline though. But its a great start to your day. My evening's are for me to relax so morning workouts are great.
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