Morning Musts For Energy-Fueled Early Workouts

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For most people, the best time to work out is most certainly the morning. Early morning workouts provide the energy to get through the workday. They can also help with consistency. A lot of individuals are so tired after working an eight-hour workday that they can be quick to skip the gym and, last minute after work plans and obligations can get in the way. Don’t get me wrong, I know that getting up super early in the morning to workout is definitely easier said than done. However, with rest and breakfast, you can jumpstart your early morning routine much easier.

Set a Bedtime

To get up in the early morning hours you have to be well rested. Try setting a goal to be in bed at a reasonable time so that you’re not miserable when your alarm goes off and instead allow it to encourage you to drag yourself out of bed and head to the gym. Set a bedtime and stick to it. Eventually, your body will get used to it and you’ll barely be able to keep your eyes open after your set time.

Always Have Breakfast

It is essential to eat breakfast to help get you going for your early morning workout, but it is also important to make sure that you don’t eat too much. Overeating before working out can cause cramping and an overall unpleasant workout. Try starting your morning with a light breakfast like a protein shake or protein bar. Those are quick and easy to make and also easy to eat on the go. If you want something a little more, prepare a PB&B roll or Eggs on a Raft the night before so that it’s ready for you in the morning. No matter what your preference, make sure you have some simple carbs to eat to give you the energy you will need to get through your workout.

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CLASSIC QUICK OATMEAL RECIPE 💃🏻 • This is kind of one of those still quick breakfasts, like if you have about 30m of time before you need to leave but it’s not a grab and go like overnight oats or something 👌🏼 I usually make this every single morning (pretty much without fail, yep) before I leave the house. So, I thought you’d like to know what I usually put in my morning oats! • BASE RECIPE: – 3/4 cup rolled oats OR steel cut oats – 1.5 cups water – 1/4 to 1/3 cup plant based mylk – 1.5 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup • Add your oats, water, and sweetener to a pot or pan (BUT NOT THE PLANT MYLK) and stir until combined. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes or until thickened well. Remove from heat and add the mylk and stir until well combined. Now you’re ready for it to go into your bowl and add your toppings! • Here are some of my favorite toppings that I usually always have on hand! – banana – apples – frozen berries (usually bluebs) – peanut butter (only my one true love @crazyrichardspb ) – coconut chips or shredded coconut – pumpkin seeds – raisins – maple syrup • And here are some of my favorite add-ins for different flavors of oatmeal besides plain: – cacao powder – cinnamon – vanilla protein powder @gardenoflife – @yoursuperfoods power greens powder or forever beautiful powder – warm berries (for a berry flavor instead of just a topping) – maca powder – pumpkin pie spice – spinach (blended until smooth) – carob powder • Let me know if you try my oatmeal how to and any of these flavors and toppings! • • • • #vegan #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #veganbowls #letscookvegan #bestofvegan #veganfoodlovers #veganfood #veganrecipes#recipes #hclf #hclfvegan #oilfree #glutenfree #saltfree #refinedsugarfree #health #healthy #govegan #swimmer #competitiveswimmer #swimmerproblems #oatmeal

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