Of course it’s hard to get up early when you go to bed late. Early morning workouts are sooooo much better when you set yourself up for success.
3 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success
- Eat a balanced meal the night before.
- Oh, and better yet, try setting out your gym clothes the night before.
- Begin your calm and peaceful evening routine earlier in the evening so you’re ready to go to bed at a decent hour.
- Bonus! Figure out what you’re going to eat for your early morning pre-workout snack the night before. (Try some of these overnight oats recipes.)
Life can be full of excuses…
Something came up. I’m tired. I’m hungry. Traffic is bad.
Good news! It doesn’t have to be! Many of us are busy with schedules that get more and more unpredictable as the day unfolds.
The number one excuse for lack of exercise and physical activity is time.
The trick is blocking time off for yourself every single day. Whether it’s 5 minutes or 50 minutes, make sure to protect this time with all your might. Purposefully identify it and protect it.
Not it’s time to ask you a very important question. Why NOT try early morning workouts? Please don’t say, “I’m not a morning person.” Wait. Have you tried working out in the morning at least 3 times?
Yes? How did it go?
No? When will you do it?
Did you know?
And on top of that…
A research team of a California-based biotechnology company 23andMe, attempted to uncover the genetic predisposition of morning and night people. (N=89,283)
“The researchers found that after taking into account the effect of age and sex, morning people were likely to have lower – and thus generally more healthy – BMI, or body-mass index, a measure of the ratio between height and weight.” (source: www.theguardian.com, 2017)
Personally, I despise BMI (Body Mass Index) as a number to focus on when it comes to your health and wellness. It’s merely a ratio between your height and body weight and can easily be off-set for muscular individuals who may not be very tall.
After probing a bit deeper, I came across a study that found exercising 30 minutes on 3 mornings per week caused people between the ages of 40 and 60 years old to experience a 10% drop in blood pressure throughout the day.
Now that’s what I’m talking about! Read more about the benefits of early morning (and evening) workouts here.