How to maximize your morning!

This week’s blog is written by our lovely #TONICTRIBE member, Susel. 

I know there are some people who are just not morning people. It might be because they work weird hours, like sleeping in, hate breakfast, etc. Whatever the reason is, I am here to convince you that YOU, yes, YOU, can also be a morning person like me!

Tonic Active Blog Morning Tips

Get enough sleep!
Sleep is so important and don't I know it! My body just does not function the same way when I am sleep deprived. I work regular hours (8-5) so if I even have time to get a workout in before work, I need to get to bed at a decent hour. I'm talking being in bed by 8 or 9 pm sometimes! I mean, really, where am I going to go on a Monday night anyway?

Tonic Active Blog Morning Tips Exercise

Speaking of exercise ...
Get your body moving in the morning! Even if it's a quick 10-minute workout (walk, HIIT, run, jump, just move!), it will wake your body up, get those endorphins flowing, and hopefully start your day on a positive note. Personally, I am a fan of group fitness classes. The workout changes every day so you never know what you are going to get or know exactly what the workout has to offer. It is important to get your body moving before starting your day.

Tonic Active Blog Morning Tips Breakfast

Have you ever heard that saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? IT'S BECAUSE IT IS! I go to sleep at night because it's a time machine to breakfast. Breakfast food is my favorite probably because 1) it's my first meal of the day 2) there are so many options to choose from - oats, pancakes, avocado toast, I WANT THEM ALL! I cannot stress enough how important it is to eat breakfast. It fuels my morning and it makes me happy because it tastes so good. Don't have enough time in the morning to make breakfast? I have a solution for you: make it the night before! One of my absolute favorite go-to breakfast meals is my overnight oats. Go ahead, google overnight oats. You will find 100's of amazing recipes and you will have the need to try them all. But if oats isn't your deal, there's still other meals you can make the night before to grab-and-go in the morning. 

Tonic Active Blog Morning Tips Coffee

Coffee. Enough Said. 

These are just some tips that help ME rock my morning. How about you? Do you have any tips for me? Share them with me and the Tonic Active team on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

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