While you might know that you need to fit strength and toning workouts into your day, the rest of your life may not be as willing as you are. Opinions on how to fit fitness into your life vary, but more experts recommend switching to an early morning workout routine. If youre not an early morning person, but want to fit strength and toning workouts into your life, here are some ways to help your body adjust to this new routine and begin on the path to a better body and better health.
The first thing you need to do to start fitting strength and toning workouts into your life is to look at the time youre waking up right now. Try to create a goal time when you want to wake up. This might be an hour to two hours before you are waking up right now, depending on how much time you need to get ready for a job or to help your family in the morning. To help yourself adjust to this new wake up time, you will want to slowly adjust your wake up time maybe 15 minutes earlier for a week, then 15 minutes earlier the next week, etc. until you reach your desired wake up time.
The next way to ensure that you fit your strength and toning workouts into your day is to make sure that youre keeping this wake up time on all days of the week so as not to confuse your body. The body likes regularity and will be more energetic if you maintain a regular schedule throughout the week. If you have to catch up on your sleep, try to fit in a short nap during the day instead of sleeping past your scheduled time. Or you could simply make sure that youre getting to bed on time in order to be able to wake up and finish the strength training you have scheduled.
Your strength and toning workouts should start with a quick warm up to help wake your body up and get it ready for movement. You might want to walk around for five minutes or do a few jumping jacks to get your blood pumping. You will then be able to start your toning exercises without an increased chance of injury and youll be awake enough to know what youre doing.
When you fit your strength and toning workouts into your morning routine, you have a smaller chance of other responsibilities getting in the way of your workout plans. Its been shown time and time again that those that start their days off with exercise are more energetic and ready to face the day as well. But you can still have that cup of coffee.