How to Become a Morning Workout Person

Dana Covit

1. Hit the hay earlier.

Getting a good night's sleep is integral to being a morning person, so it should come as no surprise that the first step to becoming a morning workout person is the same. Coax yourself to bed earlier than usual, turn off the Netflix, and stay regular. Your body will get used to the new routine faster than you think it will!

2. Eat right before bedtime.

Leslie Bonci, founder of Active Eating Advice, advises making sure you're finished with dinner a full hour and a half before going to sleep. "This gives your stomach some time to digest the food so it's not having a fiesta while you’re trying to take a siesta," she told Health. It helps to pay attention to what you're eating, too. Heavy foods will make you feel sluggish when the alarm clock sounds. Stick to lean proteins, vegetables, and healthy fats.

3. Recruit a friend.

This is maybe the most crucial element to building a regular morning workout routine. After all, if you have a friend holding you accountable for showing up, you're less likely to flake! Plus, you'll have a nice bit of socializing to look forward to as a perk for dragging your butt to an early workout session. Win-win.

4. Set yourself up for success.

Get your belongings ready the night before. This includes your workout gear, your change of clothes and work bag, even your water bottle and a snack. The less you have to figure things out when the alarm goes off, the better! Plus, if you remove all of that excess stress from the practice of working out in the morning, you're more likely to do it again and again until, voilà! You're a regular.

Do you have any great tricks for sticking to a morning workout routine?

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