I know I just spent all last week lecturing you about sleeping, but I’ve realized how important it is. You can’t begin to exercise especially in the morning if you’re not well rested. Sleeping has been going extremely well for me… so well that I’ve turned into this early morning exerciser and I didn’t even see it coming. That’s why my first tip before setting out to become a morning exercise enthusiast is you FIRST need to sleep.
I have read a lot tips and motivational articles in the past and nothing has worked because I wasn’t getting enough sleep. You CANNOT expect to get 7-8 hours the night before you exercise after only sleeping the bare minimum the weeks before and expect not to be drained come 10 am. That’s exactly what I used to try to do and it just doesn’t work that way. Hit the sheets, catch some Z’s and get excited because this is a HUGE first step.
However, you need to learn to decipher between when you are actually tired from when you’re just being lazy. When I’ve tried exercising early mornings in the past, I was always very tired the remainder of the day. Now I’m not tired. Workouts really do energize you if you’re rested. And up until 3 weeks ago, I would have told you that wasn’t true. Let me tell you people, I have seen the other side.
Basically, I want you to know that if you are tired you should sleep BUT don’t use it as an excuse to be lazy and unhealthy. Just be honest with yourself, you’re the only person who can be honest with you. Don’t take advantage of that.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter to find out what my other 4 tips are because trust me, sleep is a solid beginning, but it took some trial and error to figure the other stuff out too.
Do you workout in the early morning? If so, what are your tips?
How many hours of sleep do you get a night?