This week’s blog is written by our lovely #tonictribe member, Susel. Thanks for the morning inspiration!
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!
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 half a prayer of getting 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?
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. I love Alchemy, a local Twin Cities gym, that combines power yoga + HIIT in a less than an hour class. The workout changes every day so you never know what you are going to get (well, unless you check out the website where they post the workout the night before. But sometimes I don't for a pleasant surprise ☺). I also love CorePower Yoga for Yoga Sculpt or their C2 classes. They also offer a free week of yoga, so if you are curious about it, take advantage of that!
Have you ever heard that saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? IT'S BECAUSE IT IS! I legit 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, avo 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 damn good. Don't have enough time in the morning to make breakfast? I call bullshit! 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. Don't like oats? What's wrong with you? I kid, I kid. 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. Check out Minimalist Baker.
Coffee. Enough Said. ✌