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Morning workouts sound so good on paper, but when it comes to practice, most people will find it hard to engage. For some people, if not everyone early mornings is normally the time when you snuggle deep into your bed and hold on tight to your pillow
oh that feeling!
Getting up, engaging the body, and sweating it out is not something that the best of us will picture in our minds at this time of the day and almost no external motivation can trigger the brain to cherish early morning workouts except one has come to the point of some sort of self-inflicted discipline aka “I will do it no matter how I feel”.
Those who work out in the morning are said to be smarter, happier, better problem solvers, more reliable, and emotionally stable, and I must add that being consistent with your workout routines, especially in the mornings will keep your weight in check. In addition, early morning work out has been linked to the reduction of unnecessary calorie intake and low diabetes risk.
It is however important to understand the significance of how your day starts, starting from when you wake up. If you wake up from the wrong side of the bed, your whole day can be filled with some sort of unpleasant event. For example, waking in a bad mood will likely make you feel like you need some sweetened food or drink to feel better; you might, in turn, descend on that cake you have in the fridge, and at the end of the morning, you not only skipped your morning workout, you also ended up taking calories not needed.
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Waking up and getting your body started by working out will not only give you the starts you need, but it will also inform your external output throughout the day; you will be in a more cheerful and happier mood.
This article will give you tips on how to overcome any form of struggle, reluctance, or laziness as regards your morning workouts.
Keep reading to discover it all.
Some benefits of morning workouts
- Supports weight loss
- Better alertness
- Improved mood
- Energy boost
- Regulated appetite
- Management of blood pressure
How To Easily Become The Morning Workout person You Envision (For Starters)
1. Condition your mind:
As you all know by now, I believe that everything happening outside of a person has first been conditioned from the inside. In a bid to quit the struggle with your morning exercise, you will have to agree within yourself that you will do it all way no matter your feelings.
To help with this conditioning, understand that you will struggle especially because it entails you waking up at a time that almost everyone snuggles deep into their bed while hugging tightly to their pillows.
Once you are done agreeing within yourself, then you are ready to start and be consistent.
2. Set an unusual wake-up alarm tone:
For your wake-up alarm, avoid using alarms with delicate tones, start with setting alarms that have a techno kind of beats, that way you will not be tempted to translate your alarm as a lullaby (happens to the best of us!).
Setting this kind of alarm will wake up you so wide, and at the same time give your mind the tempo to start the morning with.
3. Keep a flask of warm water by your bedside before sleep:
After your alarm must have gone off and you have regained some level of consciousness, start sipping from your flask of warm water.
Drinking from your flask of warm water will rehydrate your body after hours of sleep, as it will also get you to full consciousness to enable you to do the business of the morning.
It is advised that you do not fall for the temptation of leaving your water flask in the kitchen, ensure it is kept right by your bedside, to guarantee that you do not procrastinate.
Read article on “Health benefits of drinking warm water in the Morning“
4. Keep your workout gears in view:
Before bedtime, ensure you arrange and keep your workout gears where you can easily see them the moment you wake up. Your workout gears are your mat, shoes, hose, and the likes.
Keeping them where you can easily see them will readily inform your brain of what you should be doing immediately you wake up. Also, during your toilet breaks at night, you will see them and there will be a continual reminder in your mind of why they are there.
5. Start stretching out in bed:
On that bed where you lay after your alarm must have gone off, start stretching out with different fun poses.
Stretching out as you fully awake will notify your body of exactly what is expected of it (morning workout!!)
According to a renowned physical therapist, in bed morning mobility routine will wake up your brain and get the blood flowing
Remember to make these in-bed stretches fun!
6. Do a workout you love and enjoy:
The essence of doing workouts you enjoy can not be over-emphasized. The morning workouts you love will keep you on the go and further ensure consistency.
As someone who is starting and trying to ensure that you become a morning workout person, you must do yourself the favor of starting on familiar grounds and giving your body the pleasure it needs by doing exercises that you love and can do flawlessly.
This way, your brain, and whole body will be looking forward to the next morning’s workout session.
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Nobody was born a workout person, though for some people working out may seem easy for them.
Feeling overwhelmed at the start of becoming a workout person especially in the mornings is an unavoidable feeling. Almost everyone who is on this healthy path of working out in the morning before the start of the day had a similar struggle as you do now.
This piece hopes to help those who struggle along this path make it easy and doable.