Top 5 Tips to Become a Consistent Morning Exerciser
If you are not a morning person, morning exercises must be painful to even think about.
Does the thought of morning workout get you all sleepy and makes you jump back into your bed?
If yes, Congratulations! You are not alone. Most of the people cringe while thinking about having to work out early morning without having their first cup of coffee. Well, getting used to waking up is not something that can happen in a day but rather is a process that takes some time. You can train your body to get used to the morning workouts.
Starting your day with a healthy workout is the best way to uplift your metabolism. It is somehow soothing to think that you are burning your calories while the entire world is still napping and adding a cherry to it, morning workouts will make you feel energized and fresh for the entire day to come. So, if you are looking for a positive day ahead, working out is the best way to achieve that.
One more advantage of getting a morning workout is that it is less likely to get slack. In the day, you might have some other things to attend to, sometimes uncalled things which can sideline your workout unless you’re doing it in the morning.
So, morning workout itself is an answer to your consistent working out regime and will help you achieve your goals faster. Here are ways of how you can start working out daily and make a habit out of it:
1. Make a habit of going to bed early
Getting enough sleep is important for you to be healthy and if you are sleeping late, you might as well be cutting on your sleep which does not just affect the morning workout but the productivity of the entire day.
If you are a late night sleeper, you may gradually want to change your sleeping schedule. You can try and move your bedtime back by 10-20 minutes every night until you get to what you want. Remember that there must be no compromise on the front of sleep as it is also much necessary for smooth functioning of the body.
Also, if you are not sleeping enough, you probably oversleep your workout time in the morning, making it even hard for you to become a morning exerciser.
2. Prepare the night before
After waking up early, you sure don’t want to waste your time in pre and post workout chores such as looking for an outfit, preparing a post-workout snack. You might rather do it just a night before every night. Keeping everything on the go will make your morning less frizzy thus saving you some good morning time. One must also have an alternate to the outdoor exercise in case the weather goes bad.
Bottom-line: It’s always better to have few things in your morning thing to do list as it can save you your precious morning time.
3. Stick to what suits you the best
A morning workout can be a hard thing to stick to, but if you do what suits you the best, there’s a good chance that you can last longer.
Morning can be a little lazy and if you and if you want to add a little kick to your morning routine, you must. Listen to some heart pumping tunes which can help activate and get you into the line properly and do what suits you the best.
If you think that going to a gym works out for you, stick to it, and if you are too uncomfortable to go to the gym un- showered, you might look for an alternate such a home-exercising routine.
Do what suits you the best. You are the only best judge of your situation and fitness hence it is always ideal that you be in the best position irrespective of being at gym or home. Remember to exercise is important and not the place.
4. Don’t be hard on yourself
If you are highly motivated to start your day with a workout and take charge of your health, an overwhelming day can kill it for you. If you had a very long day and overslept during your morning routine, don’t be de- motivated or hard yourself. Instead, look for a positive.
Make sure the same does not happen again and go easy on your daily work and chores. Having a long, overwhelming day demands more sleep thus making it difficult for you to wake up early morning.
At the same time rather spoiling the day just finish the day’s task on time so that on the next day situation can turn in your favor easily.
5. Give yourself some time until you get used to it
Our body is highly resistant to change. It takes time for our body to adapt to any change, so give yourself some time. Don’t expect yourself to get along with this new-to-you morning regime so quickly.
It takes time to become a consistent morning exerciser. It takes time for things to become a habit and even after getting along which this whole new morning routine, there are still going to be days when it would be hard for you to pull yourself out of bed.
So, give yourself some time, start with few days in a week and make yourself get used to the idea of working out and you can slowly add days in a week and make your body get comfortable with that. Always start with low, then high. However, at any stage, the consistency is required and hence to exercise is important rather than for how much time you did it.
These are some of the basic tips that can help one develop a habit of work out regularly. For any workout, regularity is a must but exceptions are always there, and for some healthy habits there is no better tomorrow. Hence one just needs to start and continue that’s it!