For the past three months I’ve been working out in the mornings. But I didn’t start out as an early morning person. At the start, morning workouts were extremely difficult. I was used to working out in the evening after work but with my schedule morning workouts just made more sense. Full disclaimer, I’m not a fitness guru that goes for a 10 km run every day. I just strive to get in three to four workouts per week to stay healthy and feel good.
So, if you’re like me and aren’t a typical morning person, here are a couple of suggestions to help with the transition from afternoon to morning workouts.
- Sleep in your workout clothes! Or have them ready to go the night before. No need to think about it.
- Take advantage of the morning sun. The light will wake you up… literally.
- Set the alarm clock to some music that makes you want to get moving.
- Stretch while you’re still in bed.
- Aim for a short workout. It’s better to start slowly and build up. Getting a 30 minute workout is better than talking yourself out of an 60 minute workout.
The first 2 – 3 weeks will be the most difficult but stick with it! By the 4th week you’ll start to feel it become a habit! After your workout, reward yourself with an ice-cold PGX smoothie!