Working out first thing in the morning has been proved time and time again to be the best part of the day to make exercise. This is all well and good but the biggest problem which a morning workout presents most people with, is having to actually get up in the first place, and then find the energy to go and exercise.
Thankfully, there is a lot that you can do which will make sure that you wake up with the desire and, most importantly, the energy to go after that morning workout. Let’s take a look at some of the things which you could be doing.
I always used to have a small cup of instant coffee first thing to give me an energy boost ahead of my day, and then I went a step further and bought a French press. the reason why I say a step further, is because unlike with instant coffee, a coffee press requires a little bit of work from you and this greatly helps to switch my brain on in the morning.
Water Before and After
The first thing that you should eat or drink each morning before starting your day is a glass of water, this will kickstart your bodily functions and of course, give you a much need touch of hydration. Another great tip in terms of taking water on board, is to ensure that you have a glass of water before bed on an evening so that you will almost certainly need the bathroom in the morning, a great inspiration to get up.
Don’t forget that we are animals and as such, we are naturally inclined to react to the natural environment around us. For this reason it is really important that you welcome nature into your home so that you can feel energetic when you wake up. Make sure that before you go to bed, you open the curtains and blinds in your home so that you can have sunlight flooding in for when you wake up. Once you are awake, open up the windows to let some fresh air in.
One of the biggest keys to making sure that you wake up with bags full of energy for your workout, is to nail down a routine for sleeping and waking up. We have a brain that has incredible power and you can train it when to shut down, and when to fire it up. the key to doing this is with routine, going to bed and waking up at the same time each night and each morning. When you have got into a routine like this, you will find that your brain will naturally wake itself up before you do and that you will be incredibly alert once you do get up. You can also avoid sleeping problems on an evening as your body will already know what time it is supposed to be shutting itself down.