Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tips for Waking Up Early to Exercise

We all want as much sleep as possible. But...we all want to be in shape right? Well with the warmer weather finally here I have started getting up about an hour earlier than usual and getting in a 2-3 mile walk. I don't run or power walk just walk for about 45 minutes with my little fur baby Bailey. It just seems to get me up and going for my day and it makes me feel better starting my day. And it helps me get my steps going on my FitBit. Since I have started getting up early almost every morning and walking I have seen a difference in how I feel throughout the day, on the days I don't get up and walk I am a lot more tired in the mornings. I know a 2-3 mile isn't much but it is better than nothing and my long and intense workouts are spent in the evening at the gym.

So you want to start walking in the morning? Here are some tips to help you get up and going.

1. Go ahead and lay out your clothes you are going to exercise in the night before. Or better yet, sleep in them.

2. Put your phone and/or alarm across the room - I don't do this because I can get out of bed pretty easy these days but for someone who might hit the snooze button this will get you going.

3. Get enough sleep. Don't try going to workout on 3 hours of sleep.

4. Have an upbeat playlist ready to go and put your headphones in immediately.

5. Have a water bottle all ready for you to drink a good amount right when you wake up.

6. Eat something. Even if it is something small like a piece of toast or a banana. 

What do y'all do to get going in the mornings?

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