Not A Morning Person?

There are many people who love to wake up before sunrise and then there are those who can’t function until noon. It’s the same in the studio … we have clients who love their 7amsessions and those who can’t fathom working out until noon. This blog provides a few tips for those non morning people that want to learn to be early risers so they can get more accomplished each day!

Tip 1 – Rethink your day
Look at your typical day making note of what time you get up in the morning and what time you go to bed. Even if your job doesn’t require it, you should use those early hours to do other things, such as working out, running errands or doing housework. The more you get done first thing, the more time you have for relaxation after work and the less stress you will have preparing for the next day.

Tip 2 – Adjust your alarm
Everyone sets that pesky alarm each night. Consider setting it 10-15 minutes earlier then you normally would AND don’t hit that snooze button when it goes off. Instead, get out of bed and knock out a few of your tasks. Then every week, keep setting your alarm 10-15 minutes earlier, until you have reached that desired new wake up time.

Tip 3 – Schedule your workout
Although not everyone may be a big fan of early morning workouts, try scheduling a workout session first thing in the morning. Having an appointment not only increases your fitness program accountability, it also motivates you to get out of bed! And, working out early in your day, wakes your mind and body helping you get ready to conquer the day!

Tip 4 – Fuel you body correctly
Proper nutrition and water both play a huge part in any morning routine. Before or after your workout, it is so important to make sure you eat a healthy breakfast and drink a tall glass of water. A healthy breakfast includes all three nutritional macronutrients: carbs, fats, and protein. Starting your day off by fueling your body correctly will help your attitude and energy immensely.

Tip 5 – Simplify your morning routine
Our final tip that can help you become a better morning person is to make your morning routine simple. Try to do things the night before that can help you succeed in the morning. For example, picking out your outfit the night before can seem so minor, but that extra 3-5 minutes in the morning can stress you out and end up taking a lot longer. Preparing all or part of your breakfast the night before can also save you time and take away some stress the next morning. To guarantee an early successful morning, you need to plan for the next day before you go to bed.
Not everyone is meant for the morning shift or to be up before sunrise. Even if the morning isn’t for you, try getting up just one hour earlier then you currently do. You don’t realize how much of an impact it will make on your day and who know, you may actually like it!!