Use the night before to prepare
Want to wake up and hit the gym straight away or go for a jog? Then don’t make it the job of the morning you to get everything ready. Get all your gear out and ready the night before so that you’re choosing the healthier start to your day. Then, as soon as you wake up, you’re not making too many decisions, simply following the steps you have already laid out. By the time you wake up, you’ll be geared up and ready for the day ahead, making it a lot easier to start with a workout.
Know your goals
What is it you want to achieve? Whether it’s losing weight, building muscle, or simply improving your long-term health, having concrete goals that get you to that point is crucial to helping you stay motivated. The morning is the perfect time to come face to face with those goals. Write down what you plan to accomplish for the day, the week, or the month, and stick it up on the bathroom wall beside the mirror. As you’re washing your face and brushing your teeth, you’ll get that daily reminder of what you’re making a healthy start for in the first place.
Wake yourself up
How do you give yourself the energy that you need to start moving and getting ready for the day ahead? If you’re a coffee addict, you might be looking for ways to break that spell, but traditional energy drinks might be doing you more harm than good. There are much healthier coffee alternative choices out there that can help perk you up with only just the amount of caffeine necessary to help energize you. Otherwise, make sure the ingredients are as natural as possible.
Get hydrated and move
Though a little caffeine can help you wake up in the morning, it’s important to help your body get in gear and to help the metabolism along by drinking plenty of water to start the day. Dehydration can lead to feelings of lethargy, especially if you’re practicing intermittent fasting. To get the blood pumping, it’s a good idea to do a little yoga or stretching as soon as you get out of bed. That way, your body is easy to limber up when it comes time for the workout.
If you fail to make the most of a healthy morning, don’t beat yourself up over it. The first healthy choice of the day is crucial, no matter when it’s made, even if it’s the day after.