Getting used to a consistent exercise routine can pose quite a challenge for many people. Let’s face it, if you’re not used to exercising on a regular basis then repeatedly forcing yourself to go out and sweat can be rather tough. Getting past the first few initial weeks so this becomes a regular habit is what matters the most. Once this happens, the topic of exercise won’t be an internal struggle any longer.
When it comes to the issue of weight loss, eating healthy and exercising consistently are two of the most important habits to stick with regularly. Unfortunately there are a whole host of other matters that must be taken care of in your life on a daily basis. Sure losing weight sounds like a great idea at 10pm right before going to bed, but once the new day begins, it’s easy to overlook your healthy agenda with the stress of the day. This is why it can often be very difficult to keep exercise at the forefront of your priorities. Here’s where a morning workout can really help get you to stick with a consistent schedule.
Get A Morning Workout In Before The Day Takes Over
If you’re someone who prefers to work out in the evening that’s great, however sometimes the day’s occurences get in the way and prevent you from sticking with your intended plan. Intentions that may have been great when you woke up in the morning can easily vanish as the day progresses. If you’re tired and exhausted, you’re likely going to be unwilling to exercise come the end of the day.
Therefore one way to solve this troublesome issue is to exercise in the morning before the day takes control of you. By starting this healthy habit, you’ll ensure your workouts are completed regardless of what happens during the day.
Another way to think of your morning workout is that by getting your exercise done in the morning allows you to take one more thing off your To-Do list so you won’t have to worry about it later on in the day.
Not only will you be getting a great morning workout before your day really begins, but you’ll be much more inclined to eat in a nutritious manner due to how you began the day. This will increase the likelihood of finishing an entire day in a positive, healthy manner.
Here are some tips to help ensure you get a morning workout in and not get side-tracked from your healthy plan.
1) Set your workout clothes out the night before.
By having your clothes all ready, once you wake up you’ll be able to immediately put on your gear and get started. Helps save precious minutes and avoid the lull in motivation when searching for clothes and shoes to put on.
2) Go to bed 30 minutes to an hour earlier.
Sleep is a very important aspect of a healthy life so don’t deprive yourself of this necessity. If you’re going to wake up earlier to workout, go to sleep a little bit earlier. You can do without that late night television, or at least cut the time shorter. Think of it this way, do you really remember what you watched last month on Tuesday night at 9pm? Probably not, but your body will remember those wonderful workouts.
3) Set your alarm clock away from your bed.
This healthy habit will force you to get up and out of bed to turn off the alarm and hopefully prevent you from hitting the snooze button to go back to sleep. Once out of bed simply put on your clothes (that have already been laid out the night before) and off you go on your wonderful workout.
4) Decide the night before what you are going to do.
Make up your mind if you’re going to run four miles, opt for a gym class, or do a fitness video in your living room. Whatever you feel like doing, decide the night before what it will be so there’s no doubt come morning time. Don’t underestimate the power a morning workout can do for your weight loss success and motivation.
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