Fit Your Life offers fitness classes for women at very special times in their lives. We want to assist you in finding or reconnecting with your fitness journey by discovering something that inspires you! Pregnancy and motherhood are often times in our lives where exercise is forgotten or falls off the priority list. Your health is vital in you being the best mom, wife, partner, friend, and woman you can be!
Yes, I have always been
known as a morning person and really prefer to do anything first thing in the
morning rather than in the evening! After becoming a mom, my routine had to
shift and expectations had to change. As an early riser, I have began raising
early risers, so if I want to fully embrace the morning and exercise alone I
must wake at 5am! Is this easy? No! do I do this every day? No way! Am I
thankful when I do? Heck yes!
Exercising first thing in
the morning boosts my energy, mood, and patience for the entire day.
How does one come to make
this a sustainable habit - to get up early and move first thing in the morning?
Here are my best tips!!
a) Set out your workout and your “regular”
outfits the night before. This way you don’t have to think about your clothes
in the morning – just get dressed!
b) Have your coffee and breakfast
ready. We grind our beans and prep our coffee maker at night to just press “go”
when we wake. Brilliant! Have a plan for your post-workout fuel! Better yet,
have it ready, like overnight oats.
Especially during the cold winter
months, you will likely be waking before the sun. Instead of pressing snooze,
take a deep breath, look out your window at the stars, moon, or lights and be
grateful for another day. Put on that cute workout outfit and hope on your mat
inspired and proud.
Things come up and bad nights happen.
Some days it will feel like your Littles know when you have planned an early
morning worokout and wake with your alarm. Breathe. If you are still able to
get it in with them beside you, awesome! If it needs to be postponed until
later that day, that’s okay! Seeing your exercise clothes out will still
inspire you to move! However, if this becomes a habit, then your plan might
need to shift – this doesn’t always work with every season of life.
Even for a morning person like myself,
waking up before everyone else is not easy – I love my warm bed! What gets me out
of bed is knowing how amazing I will feel during, but even more so after my
workout! The energy that builds from that metabolism boost and the refreshed
mindset of mind-body-breath connection first thing in the morning is what keeps
me coming back for more!!
Give it a try at least a few mornings
a week for a month and notice your energy, mood, and patience on the days you
do compared to the days you don’t. Let me know how it goes!