Let’s be real for a second. Morning’s can be TOUGH!
Trust me, I totally get it! As a mom to 3 busy boys, a business owner, and a trainer, my mornings can be anything but glamorous!
Maybe your mornings are a mad rush to get out the door to school, to your job, or to start knocking off a list of errands.
There can be hundreds of reasons why mornings aren’t your “thing,” but… guess what?
When it comes to weight loss, mornings are essential to your goals. From my personal experience and working with my clients, mornings can make or break the rest of your day!
We all have different schedules and things going on, but I’ve compiled a list of 5 helpful habits you can start doing in the morning to pave the way to weight loss success and help you completely own your day.
Let’s hop right to them!
1. Don’t Rush Your Breakfast
Mornings don’t have to be the rushed chaotic mess that they often turn out to be. I know I’ve been there, the kids aren’t moving and you have to get them to school, make sure they have their lunches, and try and fit breakfast in sometime in between.
Or maybe you don’t have kids but you work full time and find yourself rushing out the door not without breakfast. I have three words for you: don’t skip breakfast!
There are several benefits to eating breakfast:
- It will help you feel full
- It gets you started out on the right foot
- It gives you the energy you need
- It helps you control your hunger so you won’t be trying to snack all the time
Having a delicious, healthy breakfast can make all the difference in your day and weight loss goals! Eating a good amount of protein during breakfast will also help you feel fuller longer because it takes longer to digest.
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This means it can help you stress less about cooking something and still give you the nutrients you need to keep you satisfied throughout your morning.
2. Drink Plenty of Water (add lemon if you like)
Okay, think about it this way: you’ve just been sleeping for around 8 hrs and you haven’t had an ounce of water all night. Can you even imagine going that long without drinking in the daytime? You’d have the worst case of dry mouth, and, more importantly, it would leave you dehydrated!
Feeling dehydrated can give you headaches, make you feel less energized, and make you feel just not feeling on top of your game.
That’s why it’s so important to get hydrated in the mornings. It can actually improve your mood and help you to feel mentally capable of completing your day! It also keeps you feeling energized and awake. Not to mention, drinking water and staying hydrated can help you improve your weight loss efforts.
3. Keep Your Goals In Mind
Keeping your goals in mind will bring so much more focus and direction into your life! You know what they say, a goal not written down is just a dream. It brings a lot more intention to an action when you write something out and plan out your day.
Reviewing your goals in the morning will also make it easier for you to see just how far you come each day! I know that there are times for me when I am feeling down, but I see what goals I’ve already accomplished and see how many hurdles I’ve already overcome. It really empowers me and makes me feel like I can get through whatever problem life throws my way.
4. Get Some Exercise
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Exercise is a great way to wake up in the morning! It makes you feel rejuvenated and can be super fun. Also, no matter how busy you are, you can always squeeze in a quick 15-minute workout. If you have time to get to the gym and have a gym pass, great! If the gym isn’t your thing and you’d rather workout at home, that’s also great! Sometimes I even have to do workouts with my kids climbing over me!
Think about it this way, in just a few minutes a day you can rev up your fat burn and really get working towards your goals.
I know that when I start moving in the morning, it takes away that groggy tired feeling and makes me feel fresh and excited. I also love that it helps me to check another thing off of my to-do list. I know that sounds silly, but when you feel like you’ve accomplished one thing already it can be super motivating.
Starting to exercise can be hard, so if you need a program to guide you through some workouts, join my free weight loss program that you can do from home! I’ll be with you every step of the way.
5. Meditate or Do Some Yoga
Okay, if you guys know me, you know how much I love yoga. It always leaves me with the best feeling even if I only have a short time for it. What I love about yoga is it is a great way to help you:
- Clear your head
- Tackle some stress
- Increase your flexibility
- Burn some calories
So get those endorphins flowing and start clearing your mind and making way for positivity! Want to learn more about why yoga is so awesome for weight loss? Check out this blog post.
It’s Time to Gain More Life
Everyone’s mornings are different, but one thing is for certain: mornings can kick-start your good decisions for the rest of the day and really set the pace. Try as many of these morning hacks you can and be consistent with them. You’ll start to see some amazing results.
The most important thing for you to remember is weight loss is a journey! It’s not something that happens overnight. By taking small steps and being consistent with them, you won’t believe the results you can achieve.
Weight loss isn’t just about the weight. Weight loss is more about the opportunities and life you gain as you take time to work on your health. I’m talking newfound confidence, self-love, social opportunities, adventures, and MORE!
It’s time to gain more opportunities and start living life to the fullest!
If you want to change your mornings and start making positive adjustments in your life so you can achieve your goals, let me help you! My free IdealShape for Life Challenge is the perfect way to get started. You’ll get d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s meal plans and amazing workouts you can do at home, and I and my team will be with you every step of the way!