Thursday, June 5, 2008
Time Saving Tip For Your A.M. Exercise Routine
I'm just returning from a morning workout and wanted to share the following time saving tip with a few of my fellow groggy gym and yoga studio goers . . . Sleep in your clothes!
Obviously, this tip presupposes that you exercise in relaxed, loosely fitting duds. (I wouldn't recommend sleeping in your leotard). This simple trick will shave valuable minutes off your morning routine, getting you out the door with less hassle.
Further preparation the night before is also key. Fill and place your water bottle in the fridge. Pick out your attire for the day, therefore streamlining the process of getting ready after hitting the showers. If you're running, walking, biking, or participating in any other outdoor activity, check the weather before bed, and plan accordingly.
Finally, infuse your early bird regimen with a dose of added fun so that the premature alarm isn't so daunting. Set your clock radio to wake you up with instantly entertaining music. Save a stellar magazine, like Outside, for the elliptical machine, or treat yourself to a new, special bath and beauty product, like a facial mask or body scrub, in the locker-room.
Have a tip that maximizes your workout during a certain time of day? Maybe you've mastered the lunch hour jaunt through the Common or relish catching Grey's Anatomy from the treadmill. Tell us!