It took me a very long time to figure how to work out in the morning.
But once i did, there was no turning back.
Sure i have days where i workout later in the day due to a late night up, or when i plain just want to stay in bed for an extra hour, but most days i wake up quite early to get my work out on.
There is something really gratifying about finishing an entire work out before the rest of (what seems like) the world wakes up.The simple fact that that is out of the way for the day may even put a little more pep in your step.
Today, I want to challenge you to work out first thing in the morning, for the next 30 days (with the exception of rest days).
Each day you will be sent a new email correlating with the day on the calendar including links to the workout videos as well as helpful tips to keep you motivated and informed! I want to encourage you to complete the workout of the day (where it applies), and to implement the tools i give you along the way.
If you are starting this challenge later in the month, no worries, still go through the 30 days; it can be done any time of the year!
I will also add that if you are unable to complete the workouts first thing in the morning, you are still welcome to join the challenge; you may do the workouts at your allotted time slot.
There are thousands of women joining you for this challenge, so make sure to hashtag your social media posts with #GOmaymorningchallenge to share your progress with the women cheering for you worldwide!
Before we begin, I want to go over a few points i found proved helpful when i decided to make morning workouts a part of my routine.
Do all your prep the night before
When you have everything you need for your morning workout laid out, and ready to go, you are more likely to haul butt out of bed first thing in the morning. I like to get my workout clothes, shoes, and pre workout out and place them where i can see them immediately first thing in the morning. Not only does this motivate me to get out of bed, it cuts down on the time it takes to make those trivial decisions first thing in the morning, maximizing the time you have to work out!
Move Your Alarm Across the Bedroom
This one may be tough as you may like to go to sleep surfing your fav social media platforms. However, in doing this, you will be killing 2 birds with one stone. Falling asleep with that blue light in your eyes may disrupt sleep patterns, and when your alarm is next to you when you wake up, it is THAT MUCH EASIER to hit snooze. Moving your alarm across the bedroom will force you to get out of bed to turn it off, and once you’re up you just have to decide to stay up!
Turn Some Music On!
Turning music on as soon as i get out of bed helps me get into a happy vibe and gets me hype for my workout. I keep the music on while i put on my gym clothes and make my preworkout drink. If you’re afraid of waking someone else up, simple, put on a set of headphones or earbuds and you can blast it as loud as you want! I like to start my playlist with a song i absolutely love. This usually helps me shake off the morning sleepies. (My current fav first song to listen to is ‘undecided’ by Chris Brown).
Now that you have my top 3 secrets to working out first thing in the morning, all you have to do is JUST DO IT! Enter your email, download and print the calendar, and complete each of the workouts as you receive them in your email inbox!
You got this!