Everyone who knows me has heard me say “morning workouts are where consistency is made!”
A lot of my challengers HATE the idea of morning workouts but see the value of it as they begin their fitness journeys. There is just too much that can go wrong during a day and end up causing you not to do it. I myself will come up with 24987 reasons not to do it by the end of the day if I wait. When you get it done first thing in the morning, you won’t have any excuses to knock you off track.
Plus, you’ll feel more awake, more energized, and more ready for your day after getting your blood flowing!
1. Plan ahead: Know what workout you’ll do, lay out your workout clothes or even wear them to bed the night before (that’s what I do!), have your workout space set up, have any equipment ready;
2. Go to bed earlier. Do I need to explain that one? Getting enough sleep is crucial not just to having energy to workout in the morning but also for having energy all day. If you’re getting up earlier, you’ll be losing sleep if you don’t counteract that by going to bed earlier. Simple math!
3. Have a friend or group for accountability, whether it’s in person or virtual. It’s no surprise that being accountable to other people is helpful in staying on track. Studies show better results in those who aren’t alone on their journey. I host monthly virtual accountability groups and you’re always welcome to join if you don’t have one of your own. Simply message me in the comments below if you’d like details!