How To Become A Morning Person in 2011
Wish you were one of those women who get up at the crack of dawn to get in that morning workout? You know, one of those ladies that go to work feeling energized and not sluggish all day?
Does This Look Familiar?
7:00 a.m. Alarm blares. Ugh, I should get up.
7:15 a.m. My gym clothes are right there! I laid them out on my chair last night!
7:30 a.m. I should at least get up and do a workout DVD.
7:45 a.m. Too late to work out; might as well cozy up and sleep some more.
8:00 a.m. Now I have to get up or else I'll be late.
Turns out that you can become a morning person! Here’s some tips from fitnessmagazine.com on how to do it for 2011:
Just Say NO To Sleeping In On The Weekends
Even though you look forward to being able to sleep in on Saturdays and Sundays, STOP! This throws off your body’s internal clock, making it harder to get up early during the week.
Say YES to Getting The Right AMount Of Zzzzzz’s
If you’re crashing at 2 a.m. every night and then wondering why you can’t get up at 7 a.m., you’re probably not getting enough sleep. If you need a full eight hours make sure you get to bed no later than 11 p.m.
Begin A Bedtime Ritual
Turn off that phone, turn off the TV, take a hot bath and/or meditate about 30 minutes before you plan on going to bed. This will start to calm your mind so you can actually get in those hours that your body desperately needs.
Stop Hitting that Snooze Button!
Believe it or not, those extra 30 minutes you snooze through is not actually allowing you to get more sleep. You body takes awhile to reach a deep sleep so those extra 10 minute intervals are just messing around with your internal clock.
You Can Do It! Make 2011 Your BEST Year Yet!