Getting to the gym first thing in the morning is often much easier said than done. It can be more appealing to roll back under the covers rather than strap on your shoes for a pre-work run.
Kicking off your day with a workout may help you lose more fat, reduce your desire to ingest excessive calories throughout the day, lower your blood pressure and can help you to sleep better at night. So how do you make that early exercise happen? It all starts with how you prepare the night before.
HuffPost chatted with some experts to uncover the best ways to prep for your morning workout at night. Here’s what you can do before bed to ensure that you make it with zero excuses:
1. Get your clothes ready
“Sleep in your workout clothes so all you have to do is wash your face, brush your teeth, get your butt in the car and just go,” suggested Ron “Boss” Everline, a celebrity personal trainer and co-star of the YouTube Original series “What the Fit” on Laugh Out Loud’s YouTube channel.
If sleeping in your exercise tank isn’t up your alley, try at least packing your gym bag the night before, said Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger founder of Elements Fitness. “Put it by the door and have it ready to grab in the morning,” she said.
And when it comes down to deciding what to wear, dress for success. “Pick out a workout outfit that makes you feel powerful to get moving,” said Sandy Liang, a certified personal trainer at Crunch Fitness in New York.