I often say this - Do you even work out if it wasn't scheduled in?
If you don't plan to exercise, it just doesn't happen. Like, have you ever been just scrolling through Instagram & all of a sudden found yourself sweating like crazy at a spin class? No!
The only way to get some workout in is by scheduling it. Working out takes planning & effort & if you are #busybabe running household, managing kids & work; it's definitely going to take more than just "I need to start working out".
Todayyy on this blog, I'm talking all about 7 Tips For Busy Moms To Fit Exercise In Your Morning Routine.
Let's start with the basics first; i.e. - Mornings are the best time to work out.
Whether you are a busy mom or work full time, mornings are the best time to get some workout done so you can focus on the million other things on your list later in the day.
How? Let's dive in!
1. Better Planning
The planning to workout in the morning starts with prepping for it the night before. You want to make it as smooth as possible.. wake up, change & get your workout in.
Before you go to bed, lay out your workout clothing & plan what you are going to do the next day.
Following & working out along a training video? Set things up along with your mat, water bottle & weights.
Gong for a run? Make sure you have set up the house keys & headphones ready for grabs on your way out.
Heading to the gym? Have your gym gear, supplements & towel all packed up & ready to go.
Whatever your workout is, prepping for it the night before is the key to success.
2. First things first, Get dressed!
Not sure about you, but for me, I'm more likely to work out if I'm dressed in my workout clothes. It's like a constant reminder that I need to get my exercise in & 9 out of 10 times I will!
Try it. Start your mornings by putting in your workout clothes right after you wake up.
3. Just do it for 15 mins.
Feeling tired? Not motivated? Overwhelmed with million things on your to-do list? Instead of thinking of finishing a workout plan, tell yourself you are just going to do it for 15 minutes.
Everyone can handle that much..right? One of the two things might happen when you start exercising.. you'll either finish your 15 mins, feel good about sticking to your habit & get into your chores or you'll end up exercising for a longer period of time. Either way, you get the endorphins flowing.
4. Keep It Simple
You don't need fancy gear or fancy gym to workout. You need something simple that gets your body moving, endorphins flowing & most importantly fits into your time frame & workout style.
Here are a few ideas to keep it simple -
Quick Workout Videos - You can find tons of them on YouTube.
Go for a run around the block
Invest in-home workout equipment like kettlebells, dumbbells & resistance bands for easy access.
You are more likely to do it when it's simple than when you have to drive for 30 mins to just get to the gym.
5. Find an accountability Partner
Having an accountability partner who's 2 steps ahead of us or in the same boat is a great way to achieve your goals. You are more likely to stick to the plan when you have a partner waiting at your door than when you have to motivate yourself to do it alone.
6. Schedule it in!
If you want to work out only 3 days a week & do regular walks rest of the days of the week, you are more likely to stick to it than waking up & wondering if today's the day to work out or not… otherwise, it always boils down to "I'll do it tomorrow".
Set up your days.
7. Turn it into a habit.
If you stick to the plan for 21 days, it becomes a habit & when that happens, you simply go through it like it's a part of your routine.
See it through & stick with it for 3 weeks to see the difference.
PS - If you need help to kick start your exercise routine at home, use this 25 Day At Home Workout Plan & get your body moving.