There is nothing better than starting your day with a 6am Pilates class, especially at Reformation Pilates at Eastland, Ringwood. Exercise first thing in the morning wakes you up and starts your day on a powerful, I-can-do-anything note. You then get to carry that energy with you throughout your day. It’s really a no-brainer. Except for the whole bit about waking up super early to get to class. Oh yeah, that old hurdle.
For many people, mornings are tough. We have a few tips to help make your mornings easier so you can start your day off right with a 6am sweat sesh.
1. Go to bed early. This one is pretty obvious but we could all use the reminder from time to time. It’s so easy to get sucked into scrolling through social media when you should be winding down away from a screen. So pick a bedtime and stick to it. You will be so happy you did come morning.
2. Change your alarm. Pick your favourite motivational mix as your alarm. Some sort of feel-good tune that will put you in a positive headspace when you wake up.
3. Put your alarm clock or smartphone on the other side of the room. Chances are, by the time you get to hitting the snooze button, you will be awake.
4. Drink a big glass of water first thing when you wake up. Our bodies lose water as we sleep so starting your day off with proper hydration will help to kick things into gear. For an extra bit of zing, add freshly squeezed lemon to your glass. If you leave it out the night before, beside your alarm, you can skull it as soon as you wake up.
5. Start with a positive affirmation. It’s normal to focus on the feeling of being tired when you first wake up. Instead, pick a positive affirmation to say to yourself to drown out those tired thoughts. “I am going to feel awesome after this Pilates class and have a great day!” is a good one.
6. Stick to your routine. Our bodies are creatures of habit and do best when we have a consistent schedule. So stay committed to your routine and over time, mornings will be a breeze.
Do you have any tricks for getting yourself to an early morning class? Please tell us if you do!