You may or may not be a morning person, but some of the best workouts happen at the crack of dawn.

The old adage, do the hard stuff first, definitely holds true here. Completing your workout in the morning ensures you won’t have to make the trek to the gym after a long day of work. And chances are, you’re more apt to get your workout on at the start of the day before anything else crops up.

We polled Body by Vi Promoters across the country for tips that help them get moving in the a.m. Here’s what we found…

  1. Set Two Alarms—Get some extra shut-eye by setting two alarms, 15 to 20 minutes apart. That will give you plenty of time to savor a snuggle in bed or even meditate before waking up.
  2. Pack Your Bags—There’s a reason your mother always told you to get everything ready the night before. It makes the morning so much smoother. Set out your clothes, pack your gym bag and ready your playlist.
  3. Early to Bed, Early to Rise—The early bird catches the worm never rang so true. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult needs between seven and nine hours of sleep a day so get plenty of z’s for optimal performance.Vi Crunch
  4. Start with Vi Crunch®—Starting your day is easy when you can look forward to Vi Crunch in the morning. This Protein Super Cereal packs prebiotic fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep you fueled during your workout and beyond.
  5. Wear Red—The color red is a known stimulant and may bring out your inner athlete. It increases excitement and energy, and promotes confidence and action to help you get your workout on according to Health magazine.
  6. Join a Challenge Group—Accountability is a huge success factor for those committed to losing weight or building lean muscle. We’ve talked to Challenge  participants across the globe and they tell us a weekly commitment to Challenge activities helps them achieve weight-loss and fitness goals.

We’re placing bets you can incorporate all these tips into your weekly workout routine. It can take between two to eight months to adapt to a change or form a habit—plenty of time to get a Challenge or two under your belt. The important thing to remember is to take small steps and work your way up to progressively bigger goals.

Before you know it, you’ll be saying, “i LOST it” or “i BUILT it.”

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