You’ve started your fitness journey. You’ve bought all the right leggings , hoodies and other Gym Clothing you need You’re posting all your images to Instagram, snapchatting your progress, eating clean and working hard. But then the plateau comes. Progress stalls and so does motivation. Suddenly, getting to that late night gym session after work becomes more and more unrealistic. The solution? Early morning sessions. ‘But I hate early mornings’, ‘my bed is so much nicer than the gym in the mornings’. We hear you, but morning gym sessions are the key in our eyes.
Place a glass of water right beside your bed and skull it as soon as you wake up. First things first, that’s going to wake you up. Second, it’s going to help energise you and fuel part of your morning workout. Lastly, if you go back to a deep sleep you’ll probably pee your pants, and who want’s that?
Strategic positioning of your phone
Set your alarm and get that phone away from your bed. And do it now. This will help in a number of ways. By moving it away from your bed you’re not going to lose valuable sleep time by staring aimlessly at your phone screen in the ironic search for sleep. You’re not going to sleep straight away by staring at your LED bright screen. This tricks your brain into thinking you’re still outside essentially. The other benefit is that by doing this, when your alarm goes off, you physically have to take steps to turn it off, making you far less likely to get back into bed.
Get your Gym Clothing ready. Have it beside your bed. Fall into those runners and tracksuits and get moving. Now you’re good to go to take on any workout.