6 Tips for Morning Gymming

We want it all because we deserve it all. We’re the ladies that are going to change the world. We’re smart, independent, determined, but while we’re out there chasing our dreams we can’t lose sight of the fact that healthy bodies harbor healthy minds. Aside from our other long list of amazing accomplishments, we are athletes and we need to be.

Daily exercise is linked to:

  • better quality sleep
  • higher level of concentration
  • increased memory
  • increased physical stamina (not so shocking)

And if all of the above isn’t enough, be motivated by the fact that every badass working lady deserves the diva body she was born to fill.

I promise in the same voice that your mother told you to stand up straight and pay your credit card bill on time that working out in the morning will make you happier in the long run.

I. KNOW.

Working out in the morning is tough. But so are you. It’s hard to get out of bed. But you can do it! It makes your day that much longer, but, think about all of the endorphins rushing through your system for the rest of the day, not to mention then you don’t run the risk of missing your training run or not getting to the gym at all. Therefore, I bring you:

6 Tips for Morning Gymming

  1. Put your clothes out the night before
  2. Put yourself to bed at a reasonable hour
  3. Set 2 alarms 5 minutes apart
  4. Start slow
  5. Have a plan
  6. Reward yourself with a great breakfast

The first trick to making it on time is making sure you don’t create any extra work for yourself. Taking 5 minutes to find your sneakers is five less minutes of cardio. Likewise, putting yourself to bed after 30 minutes on Instagram is seven valuable percentage points on your full night of sleep. Give yourself the help to make the workout the best it can be. Set 2 alarms, know exactly what you’re going to do when you get there, and then eat something delicious for breakfast to make it all worth it.

You’ve got this.

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Jessica Ferrucci

The Happy Runner is the everyday athlete; finding balance by carrying six coffees without spilling them on the subway, meditating on elevator rides, and weight lifting your laptop as your hurdle a puddle to make your 9AM meeting. The Happy Runner is a community of like-minded beautiful souls striving to add a little sense of movement and meditation back on the agenda.