How To Wake Up Early And Work Out In The Morning
Hands up who loves jumping out of bed every morning and racing to the gym?
Yeah… we’re thinking there could be a fair few of you who kept those hands firmly by your sides. Getting out of your comfy bed is hard enough as it is, let alone when you’re not feeling ready for your workout. Not to worry - we’re here to help.
Heading into spring means that our days are getting longer, so we are planning to make the most of the extra sunshine. If you’re looking to add in a morning workout routine, here are some of the ways the Active Truth team are planning to get up early and exercise before work.
Move The Alarm Clock
If you’re a serial pusher of the snooze-button, it’s time to switch it up. It’s all too easy to just hit snooze and roll over, completely bulldozing your plans to fit in some morning movement. So let’s hit the ground running by moving your phone across the room, so you physically have to get up to switch off the alarm.
You can take this tip to the next level by reducing your phone time at night, to help your body and brain start winding down earlier and help you to get a better night’s sleep. It can be all too easy to spend a couple of hours scrolling and chatting online once you’ve hopped in bed, so removing the temptation entirely can be a gamechanger!
If you don’t like to be without your phone, go old-school and grab a cute alarm clock to set up somewhere in your room.
This is our favourite trick for heavy sleepers who are worrying about how to get up early and make their morning move actually happen! Just make sure that alarm is nice and loud to get you up and at ‘em.
Make Your Morning Movement Intentional
It’s likely that you have a good reason for beginning a morning workout routine, whether it be to add in more daily movement, getting some time out of the house, or working on your fitness. Keep your sights set on the goal, instead of viewing the morning wake up call as an obstacle.
Preparation is key here to keep you motivated. Set an inspiring background on your phone, or change your alarm tone to a song that motivates you or hypes you up! And why not plan to make the most of your morning and treat yourself to a coffee, tea or beach walk while you’re up early and seizing the day. It can be tricky when you’re trying to stick to an exercise routine, but keep at it and you’ll be forming new healthy habits in no time!
Now, speaking of preparation, let’s move onto our next tip...
Prep Your Active Look
If you’re anything like us, a great active outfit can really motivate you to get moving! A handy tip handed around the #TeamAT office is to get your active outfit ready the night before. Laying out your crop, tights and top of choice where you can see them is a great reminder and motivator (because let’s face it, who supports you better than your favourite crop?).
Make sure you pop them somewhere visible from your bed (maybe hide your alarm clock behind them!) so that you’ll spot them as soon as you open those sleepy eyes of yours.
So, are you feeling ready to make your move tomorrow morning? You’ve totally got this! Don’t forget to snap and share your early morning move with us on Instagram by tagging @activetruth #TeamAT. '
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