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Morning Exercise...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I found this on You + Me = Fit (
Several good ideas!

Tips for Waking Up Early
1.Lay out the clothes you plan to exercise in the night before and set your socks and shoes in front of your bed.
2.If itís comfortable, go to sleep in your sports bra and running shorts. That way, half the work is already done when your alarm goes off.
3.Whether youíre using a phone or alarm clock, put it far away enough so that you have to get out of bed to turn it off. ***(this is a good idea... just don't reset the clock and go back to bed anyhow... which I have done before! ~Renee')***
4.Set a bottle of water close to your alarm clock, preferably with some lemon juice in it. Also, keep some no-bake energy bites nearby. Youíll need those first thing.
5.When your alarm goes off, DO NOT HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON! I really canít stress this one enough. Just donít do it. Set the alarm for the latest time possible, so you trick your brain into thinking youíre in a hurry, rather than thinking, ďI can sleep for 10 more minutes.Ē That 10 minutes wonít make you less tired. It will, however, turn into 20 minutes, then 30 minutes, then no workout for you. Trust me on this one. ***(True! I have done this, too! ~Renee')***
6.While youíre up, grab that bottle of water you set aside the night before and drink a good amount. The lemon juice will kick start your metabolism and help your body wake up faster. Then eat an energy ball or two. Chewing will let your digestive system know itís time to start working, and the protein-packed bites will fuel your workout.
7.Before you even think of heading back to bed, put on your sneakers and the rest of your workout gear. Put in your headphones and start listening to some music. Now youíre ready to go before your brain has figured out what just happened.

The recipe for the protein bites is on the same page as the link... just scroll down. They look like they'd be pretty good!
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