Posted on June 01 2016
It’s no secret that pulling off your cozy covers at a painfully early hour so you can hit the treadmill can be extremely torturous. But no matter how much you complain, it’s totally worth the pain. Waking up early and hitting the gym can fire up your metabolism, increase your energy, and leave you in a good mood all day long. Which is why you need to master the art of the morning exercise routine.
Set Realistic Goals
You have to start somewhere, even if that means you only work out one morning a week or just for 30 minutes at a time. Whatever morning routine you decide to pursue, set yourself a reasonable goal and just do it. You’ll feel accomplished as soon as you’re done and you can gradually increase your goals week by week.
Get Enough Sleep
Before you even think about attempting to try and wake up early, you need to make sure that you go to bed at an early hour — otherwise you could accidentally drop a dumbbell on your toe from being too exhausted. Catching a few extra hours of sleep will help your body feel ready to wake up and you’ll feel better, rested and more motivated when your alarm goes off.
Before you fall asleep, prepare all of the things you need for your morning exercise. From your gym clothes to charging your iPod — you’ll feel much more organized waking up knowing that your gear is ready and waiting for you. You should also ensure that you have the proper undergarments for working out. So when it comes time to decide what undergarments, socks in particular, the Yo Sox team suggests trying a pair of our new no-show socks that are perfect for running shoes. The non-slip grips on the heels ensure that the socks will always stay in place even during the most intense workouts.
Part of your early morning motivation can be the reward you get afterward. Maybe you’ll make yourself a really healthy breakfast, or maybe it’s knowing that now you’ll have the evening free and you can hang out with friends. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that will keep you feel motivated throughout your entire workout from start to finish.