Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    OHANAMAMA   127,631
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints

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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKNMOM 12/31/2012 10:34PM

    Boy....the snooze tip rang true for me! LOL

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAGA99 12/31/2012 5:03PM

    TY so much for sharing

Report Inappropriate Comment
NGCHILD 12/31/2012 11:02AM

    Sounds like a good plan!! Thanks for sharing!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWKATHYNOW 12/30/2012 10:37PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAVERICK59 12/30/2012 6:03PM

    Nice way to start the day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FAVALL 12/30/2012 5:52PM

    Thanks for the pointers.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/30/2012 5:04PM

  First thing in the morning exercise is the best way to live my life..thanks

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTME29 12/30/2012 4:56PM

    These are great ideas. In college I used to have my alarm clear across the room. It didn't always work though - there was more than once I'd get up, hit snooze, and go back to bed anyway.

My problem (among many others) with morning workouts is that my alarm wakes up my little guy so once I'm up so is he. I've tried to get up quietly, but as soon as he hears me up and about he figures he should be too. Then no workout for me anyway.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 12/30/2012 3:44PM

    Very cool.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPIRALDOWN 12/30/2012 3:37PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
MM165592 12/30/2012 3:36PM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by OHANAMAMA