|Yes, even at 38 weeks pregnant and off work, I|
set my alarm for 6am and sneak in 20 minutes
of "me" time to sweat before I begin my day!
Here we go:
Set out your workout clothes the night before
By choosing what you will throw on the minute you roll out of bed is motivating for two reasons. One, you don't have to think about what you will wear. Two, your clothes are sitting there ready for you and it is difficult to look at them and make the conscious decision to not put them on.
|Want to stay asleep until your Littles are awake? Definitely! |
Make it fun for them too. Have special toys or their own
equipment so they become a part of your workout!
You can get a heart pumping, full body workout in less than 20 minutes. Plan your workouts according to how much time you realistically can commit to before your day begins. With the right moves and little to no breaks, you can get sweaty in just 15 minutes! Your endorphins will be bouncing and your morning shower will feel amazing! To make sure you really do not have to think that early in the morning, plan your workouts for the week on Sunday or at minimum the night before!
Have your post-workout fuel ready to go
Making a batch of steel cut oats on Sunday evening and having it ready in the fridge is a great way to save time in the morning and ensure that you have a tasty and satisfying breakfast post-workout! I know I am motivated by food...are you? Other options to make ahead of time are egg muffins or 3-ingredient pancakes (recipe below). Reheat, add your toppings, and enjoy!!
Added bonus: have your coffee prepped and ready to brew! Coffee, yes please! We grind our beans and have our machine ready before bed so that the sweet smell of Joe fills the house at the touch of a button! I will sometimes start the maker before my workout and the beautiful scent makes it's way downstairs mid-way into my workout. Yumm!