5 Tips for Your Morning Workout
Surely you’ve experienced this before: your alarm goes off, but you’d much rather stay in your cozy bed than get up and work out….
However, if you want to see results soon and stay motivated, you’ve got to get moving. Roll out of bed and start the day right!
5 Tips for Morning Workouts
1. Lay out your workout clothes the night before
If you are someone who struggles to get up in the morning, get dressed, and then head to the gym or go for a run, try this trick: lay out your sports clothes near your bed or on the dresser the night before. Pack your gym bag and put it next to your clothes.
You’ve taken the first step! Now you won’t have to waste any time finding your workout gear when you’re half asleep and you’ll also be reminded of your workout plan (because you might forget by morning…).
Bad morning habits — 4 things to avoid:
2. Follow a training plan
Following a training plan will help you see results quicker. Always schedule a workout reminder in your calendar. This way you won’t forget, and it will be harder to just skip a scheduled run or fitness session if it’s staring back at you in black and white.
Follow a training plan from the Results app: you only need a little bit of time for bodyweight exercises — perfect for a morning workout!
If you aren’t up for a Results training in the morning, choose another workout that’s fun:
3. Workout with a friend
When you make a date with someone to work out together, you make a commitment. A lot of people need this to stay focused on reaching their goal. Even if you don’t have the slightest interest in working out one morning, you’ll do it anyway because someone is waiting for you.
Connect with like-minded people
Doing sports with others builds team spirit — everyone wants the other group members to be successful. Join a Runtastic Facebook Group, exchange ideas with other users, and meet up for workouts.
4. Visualize your goal
One practical tip for anyone who has problems mustering up enough motivation to work out is to imagine how fit you will be if you work out regularly and over a long period of time.
If you focus on your personal goal, it’s easier to stick with it. When you tell yourself, “I’ll work out tomorrow,” you’ll just delay your plan again when the alarm goes off. Instead, try telling yourself, “Soon I’ll see definition in my abs”, “in a week I’ll be able to do my first push-up”, or “I’m doing it for my health.”
Find your “why”…
…and repeat it to yourself like a mantra when you don’t feel like training in the morning.
5. Reward yourself after a workout
You need a heavy dose of motivation? Reward yourself after the workout with a healthy, delicious breakfast:
- Packed with protein >> Fluffy Pancakes
- Variety at the breakfast table >> 6 recipes for you
- No time to cook >> Power smoothie
- Low-calorie ideas >> 5 breakfast recipes with less than 350 cal
Check out this list of foods that are perfect for runners.
Maybe one of our tips will be helpful — or maybe even all 5! Try to stay motivated for morning workouts so that you can keep in shape all year.