Getting yourself motivated to exercise can honestly be a chore. I get it, I’ve been there. But we all know it’s important to exercise and get your body moving. It’s even better if you can do it first thing in the morning.
I’m here to teach you how to incorporate exercise into your morning routine. It’s great to exercise in the morning because it gets it out of the way early if you’re not really a gym junkie.
What’s great about doing it in the morning is you’ll have the most energy in the morning before you start your day to get through a workout. And you’ll also feel energized for the rest of your day if you exercise in the morning.
I’m going to take you step by step on how to set up an exercise routine that fits your lifestyle.
If you’re interested in creating a morning routine beyond fitness, check out my blog post here.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional fitness instructor or dietician. These tips are purely from my own experience and trial and error. Please consult a doctor or fitness instructor for professional advice.
Time to Exercise
The first thing you need to do is figure out how much time you have to dedicate to a fitness routine. This goes for both how much time you have per day, and how many days per week.
Maybe you want to make some time to work out every day. Or maybe you only want to dedicate a few days per week.
Either way be sure to know when you plan to work out. Maybe write down the days and amount of time you want to dedicate to exercising before you move on to the next step.
Next is to figure out what kind of work out and level of intensity you want.
Are you interested in an intense/weight loss workout? Or are you looking for some healthy exercise just to get your body moving?
This will determine if you want a toning exercise routine, a cardio workout, or yoga. Think about your current lifestyle and what kind of exercise is best for you. And if you are looking to lose weight, be sure to start slow so you don’t burn out or get sick.
I just want to say that yes exercise is good for you and it’s always great to get your body moving. But always remember to do it safely in a healthy amount. Please never over do it to lose weight faster or gain muscle faster.
I’d also like to throw in that you do not have to lose weight to be beautiful. If you choose to exercise for weight loss, I hope it is because you want to live a healthier life, not because you feel the need to look “skinny.”
Rest of Your Day
Lastly, think about what the rest of your day will look like. Do you have to go to work? Are you going out with people? Do you have the day off?
I want you to think about these so you can think about how sweaty you want to get. If you have to go to work, maybe you don’t want to have a sweaty work out. Or maybe you want to leave extra time to shower.
It’s important you can feel confident throughout your day. Just be sure you have time to freshen up and feel nice after your workout.
Put It Together
Okay, now that you’ve thought about all of that, it’s time to put it all together. Think about how much time you have, what kind of work out you’re looking for, and how the rest of your day will look like.
My advice for finding some actual fitness routines to follow is to go on Pinterest. They have tons of infographics what will give you different moves for different things. There’s everything from 10-minute ab workouts, to 30-minute work outs, to indoor cardio routines, to morning flow yoga.
Once you know what kind of routine is best, it will make it easier to search and save on Pinterest.
I use Pinterest for all my workout routines. I like it because I can have a good mix of target workouts to full body workouts to nice yoga flow.
You could also try YouTube if you want a live video you can follow along with.
To sum up; be sure to analyze your lifestyle before picking an exercise routine.
Exercise in order to stay healthy, not to be “skinny.”
Use Pinterest to find various routines.
I hope you found this helpful, and I hope you’ll incorporate exercise into your morning routine. Be sure to subscribe to my email list for more tips on bringing peace and happiness into your life!