If a 6am trip to the gym is your idea of the perfect way to start the day, chances are you share some of the following habits. If on the other hand, you can barely get yourself together in time for that meeting, maybe you should read on…
Set a non-negotiable bedtime
If you are aiming for a morning spin class, you probably need to be in bed by 9.30pm and asleep by 9.45pm. It is important to never underestimate the amount of sleep you need, especially when you’re pushing yourself and training hard. The issue with early morning gym sessions is that as your training increases, the number of hours you spend sleeping falls.
Hit the sheets in workout clothes
Your gym leggings are just as comfy as your pyjamas and if you’re more of a snoozer, this saves precious time. No one needs to know…
If you’re a little grossed out at the idea, simply lay your gym gear in a pile on the floor ready for when you get out the shower.
Alarm goes off – treat bed like lava
As much as you love the idea of working out in the morning, often when your alarm goes off, you remember how comfortable and warm you are under the sheets. The trick is to jump out of bed as soon as the alarm pings and you’ll soon forget the snooze option exists.
If you are planning on getting ready for work in the gym locker room, you’ll have to keep the essentials packed. Prepare your week by having a stash of the essential toiletries in your bag.
You will also end up simplifying your beauty routine – you’ve lifted enough at the gym, you don’t need a heavy make-up bag as well!
Go to work with wet hair
You may have to accept that your hair will probably still be damp when walking through the office door. Nobody has time to wait for the hairdryers at the gym – either become a pro at plaiting your hair or throw in some sea-salt spray and embrace the texture.