11.12.2013

7 tips for waking up early

I find myself having the hardest time getting up to go exercise simply because I want to sleep in. I don't like waking up early to go jogging, but yet in the afternoon here in So-Cal it is so hot you are literally sweating within the first 20min of working out. How crazy is that? So clearly waking up early seems to be my better option. So today I am going to share with you 7 tips for waking up early! I tried this the other day and it worked! Everything helped and it was so much easier to get up and go exercise. It's amazing how a few little things can help! If you try this, let me if this worked for you or what you did differently/added!

 Lay out your workout clothes you plan to exercise in the night before and set out your shoes and socks. That way when you wake up everything is right there ready to go. It just makes things easier in the morning to get ready!

 Place your phone or alarm clock far away so that you have to get up out of bed to turn it off. That way you have to get up, and have less reasons to go for a jog!

 When your alarm goes off do not press the "snooze" button. You will only regret it in the end, and it is a bad habit to get into!

♥ Make a play list of all the songs that motivate you to keep walking/exercising. What I love to do is make a play list of a bunch of songs that last up to a total of 45 minutes, and to not stop exercising until my play list is over.


 Before exercising, stretch and do some warm-ups to get you body moving and to wake up all your muscles.

 Drink plenty of water before and after exercising. I like to place a water bottle by my bed at night that way in the morning it will be right there and I'll remember to drink some.

 Remember to eat before and after working out. Your body keeps burning calories and fat after working out so it is important to eat after.

Here's a list of songs I love to workout to! 
Ready or Not // Britt Nicole
Light up the Sky // The After's
Hold Me // Jamie Grace + Toby Mac
Song for the Broken // Barlow Girls
This is the Stuff // Francesca Battistelli









17 comments :

  1. These are great tips!!! I am definitely going to try them tomorrow. They could not have come at a better time. I am starting to try and lost some weight and get in shape. I have a HORRID time waking up in the morning and turn off my alarm without even realizing it. LOL Those are all great workout songs too!

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  2. Awesome tips! And love that pic too! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  3. This is just what I need right now. Summer is starting here in Australia and I am not inclined to waste my mornings!

    xx Carina

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    1. Oh my goodness that's crazy! lol. Here in So-Cal we have some warm days still but its so nice to be able to enjoy the cold weather here too

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  4. This is great tips and thanks for sharing. I agree about water, it helps us so much for every goal about our body :)
    Well, I love wake up earlier besides to help do chores I also love to see the sunrise so I always found myself get up earlier.
    xoxo

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    1. During summer I find that I'm able to sleep in more, but during the school time its so hard to walk up super early. Plus I have so much homework the sleep in very important but I love using these tips in the school time because I actually have to use them and its just hard to wake up so early. haha

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  5. This is sooo awesome!!! Sadly its too cold now to go exercising outside, so I guess its the treadmill for me! :(

    Question: what exactly do you eat before and after excersing? And how much do you eat before and after, as well?? Thanks for these tips Jenna! I will definitley try them out!!

    Love,
    Manda
    http://meandjesus-amanda.blogspot.com

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    1. Very good question. I will usually make a protein shake, or smoothie before I workout, and ill have maybe an egg, toast (although a lot of carbs), protein bar from Quest Bars, um fruit, salad if its for lunch, just things like that! Hopes this helps. :)

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  6. Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
    Yeah, I have a hard time getting up for a run before work, too, but mainly because it is still dark outside then!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  8. Great ideas! I just thought of one: what about going to sleep in your workout outfit that way you just get up and go? Or maybe not, LOL! :P

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    1. No I love that idea! I think its great. I've actually tried it myself. :)

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    2. Oh really?! Yay, thanks. Did it work for you? :) ❤️

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    3. Yes it does. I just wear a workout shirt, my yoga pants, and maybe socks if its cold enough that way I can wake up and go :)

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