Your Early Morning Workout…Can You Do It? Yes…You Can Create Your New Body!

groggy in the morningIt can be hard enough to wake up knowing there’s a full day’s worth of work just waiting to be conquered. Add in the prospect of an early morning workout and the propensity to hit that snooze alarm is pretty likely to rise, right?

If it’s time to beat that stay-in-bed mentality and fit a workout into your morning routine, there are ways to make the process a whole lot easier to get going. It’s not necessary to frontload the day with a huge workout that calls for an hour’s less sleep and for you to suffer that day and the following days. Results can be seen even with a fairly small sacrifice of morning time. You have to be smart and methodical.

Here’s how to get that ball rolling:

·         Stake out a four-week time period to begin making that morning workout a habit. It normally takes all of us 3-4 weeks to create a long-term change. All you have to do is plan for the 1st month…this will create the change (habit) you are looking for.

·         Get in action by simply setting that alarm for 15 minutes earlier than normal. Yes, 15 minutes can provide a change to a healthier start of your day. Remember, initially your implementing small changes (tweaks) to create a new practice and behavior.

·         Once up, don’t bother with workout clothes. Just roll out of bed in pajamas or whatever, if necessary, and start doing anything physical. Running in place, walking, pushups, curl ups, climbing the stairs, dancing and moving your hips – they’ll all work. Put your favorite music on and get into it!

·         Perform your chosen exercises for 15 minutes and then go about your normal morning routines. You are creating your new pattern of success. By maximizing your time and making small but noticeable changes you will ultimately get what you want, but you have to make the 1st initial steps.

·         Keep your “mini morning workout” going on a daily basis for at least four weeks. Once that 1st month has passed, your action or practice will feel like a part of your old routine and increasing difficulty level and time involved should become a whole lot easier for you. If you need some coaching or mentoring click here: FREE Coaching

More Tips to Make Working Out a Habit You Can Do

As morning exercise becomes more ingrained in your routine, chances are those 15 minutes won’t feel like enough to produce your desired results but you can build on what you have created. In order to build your healthy workout into your schedule while also taking other steps toward fitness, be sure to:

·         vary workout routinesVary workout routines: Exercise shouldn’t have to involve the exact same options day in and day out. Keep it fun by mixing things up. Do something cardio-related one morning (like jump roping) and then weight train the following day. Keep your body off balance and always adjusting.

·         Eat right: When fitness and especially weight loss is the goal, diet matters, period! Be sure to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet that includes high density foods. You want a lot of bang for your buck. You are focusing on foods that are nutrient dense. Quality over quantity. If you know that you need help with food habits ask for help. Click here: Nutrition Coaching

·         Get some guidance: When working out for the very first time, it’s a good idea to consult with your doctor first and then an experienced and qualified personal trainer. Local fitness centers and gyms can recommend skilled professionals that can help tailor a workout plan that’s fun and effective for helping you in your goal specific areas.

·         Keep it fun: Working out doesn’t have to be a “chore.” In fact, exercise should be the exact opposite. Be sure to make it fun by taking part in activities that are personally enjoyable. An afternoon playing ball with friends or interacting and playing with your kids counts. You need to perk your interest and challenge yourself with whatever you decide. Fun and exciting workouts start here!

 

 

About the Author

 

John's_5_Star_Pictures_004Marin health and fitness expert, John Spongberg is the founder of Personal Training in Marin as well as an accomplished author, speaker and life coach. He is dedicated to helping people reach their optimum level of fitness, health and body satisfaction through a unique, comprehensive whole-person approach, customized to each client. Mr. Spongberg creates a successful experience for individuals who are ready to take the next step to, once and for all, achieve the extraordinary health, vitality and body they’ve long been dreaming of. Your satisfaction is personally guaranteed 100% or your money back! If you’re ready, you can reach Mr. Spongberg at (415) 785-4826 or visit his website at www.PersonalTrainingInMarin.com where you can download your free copy of his special health and fitness report, The Truth About Losing Weight

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