You go to bed at night, gym clothes packed for an early morning class. But then the alarm clock goes off. You hit the snooze button and roll over, opting for that one extra hour underneath your warm, cozy blanket. When you finally roll out of the bed, the guilt sets in. This is because you know your busy day will not allow you one possible free moment to yourself to exercise. So you go through your day feeling tired and sluggish. If only, you think to yourself, you would have got up when that alarm first went off. Well, we are here to help. Follow these tips and, before you know it, you will become a true, happy morning exerciser.
1. Go to Bed Earlier
If you don’t get enough sleep, you aren’t going to get in a good workout. In fact, numerous studies have linked a lack of sleep to everything from weight gain to an increased diabetes risk, as well as low energy and fatigue. So decide what time you need to wake up in the morning to get in a good workout. Then figure out what time you should go to bed, keeping in mind that you will need 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you need to move your bedtime up, do it. You will thank yourself in the morning when that alarm goes off.