5. Sleep in your workout clothes.
We’ve all been there you wake up in the morning and the last thing you want to do is peel off your PJs. The great thing is that you don’t have to! Why not wear your workout clothes to bed?
They’re usually super comfy so it won’t be that much of a change from your regular clothes. Also, it checks off one less thing you need to do, so you can get out the door faster.
6. Talk with friends.
Talking with your friends while walking on incline or jogging can help you to enjoy your workout more and can actually help you to breath more normally.
Again this also helps with keeping your mind off of the activity, which can help your endurance build. (You may even lose track of time!)
7. If you hate cardio, run for five minutes in between strength training.
Again depending on who you are, running or cardio may just not be your favorite but cardio is great for getting your heart rate up.
A great way to do this is hopping on a treadmill for 5 minutes between your sets. Or if you don’t like running you can do the bike, stair stepper, or jump rope. Just think, incorporating 4 sets of 5-minute cardio can add up to 20 minutes of cardio!
8. Watch a movie or tv show on the treadmill.
Sometimes the best thing you can do while running is not to think about the fact that you’re running. Of course, you always want to make sure you have proper form and breathing, but let’s be honest… sometimes the time seems to go so slow when all you do is watch the clock.
So having a little distraction can really help. Also, that can really help to free up your time too cause you’re killing two birds with one stone.
9. Keep your gym bag in your car
By bringing a bag full of everything you’ll need, you’re a lot more likely to actually fit a workout in.
Think about all those times you’ve been on your way back from work and had to stop back home to get changed for the gym, only to curl up into some sweats and not step a foot back outside for the rest of the night.
Yeah, it’s hard sometimes.
For that reason, having your gym bag fit with your gym clothes/pre-workout/water can make you much more motivated.
10. Making your breakfast the night before.
We’ve all been there, it’s morning and you rush out the door without even a thought of breakfast.
The solution? Try doing some meal prepping so that you can hit the ground running! An easy and delicious idea for this is making overnight oats.
Check out this recipe to start making your mornings more delicious!
11. Drink tea to fill you up when you’re craving snacks.
If you are a big snacker or get super hungry at night, a good little way to fill you up is by drinking some tea.
Tea is a nice way to get a soothing satisfying drink that doesn’t have added calories. Just make sure you’re not throwing in a ton of additives.
12. Keep your alarm away from you so you don’t hit snooze.
If you want to start working out in the morning, your biggest enemy can become the snooze button. If you sleep with your phone it can be so easy to just keep pressing it and then boom there goes your workout time.
So to avoid doing that, a good tactic is putting your phone or your alarm away from you so that you have to get out of bed to grab it. By having to get out of bed you’ll be more equipped for saying yes to your workout. Just make sure that it’s loud enough for you to hear.
13. Take the stairs.
The stairs definitely don’t always seem like the best option but finding little ways to increase how active you are every day can definitely help you burn a little extra calories. It’s a great way to increase your endurance as well.
14. Bringing a big water bottle with you wherever you go.
Water is so great for you because it can help you increase your energy and get rid of waste. The thing is that most of the time we just don’t get enough!
The great thing about carrying around a big ol’ water bottle, is that it definitely helps with making sure you’re getting enough. Just make sure you’re sipping on it throughout your day and refill it!
15. Park farther away.
(added benefit is that there’s usually more spots too)
Again little changes in your lifestyle can go a long way! Walking is great for you, so getting a few extra steps in your day can be a great way to get a little more activity in.
16. Workout with a buddy to help you stay on track.
Having someone to help you stay accountable can not only make it more fun, but it can also make you feel more motivated to reach your goals.
Working out with someone else can make it more fun and can help you on those days when it sounds better to just stay in bed.
If you can’t think of anyone to ask then get motivated by joining our private FB group! Share your goals and get the support you need to stay with it!
17. Dress the part.
Wearing the right clothes for the activity is super important. Having clothes that are ill-fitting and uncomfortable can make it really hard to get a good workout in because it can interfere with having proper form or a full range of motion.
Having good clothes can really help you perform better and can give you more confidence! Learn more about what your clothes can do for you!