The 2 Habits You Need Before You Start a Workout Routine

Working out is hard to get started, but usually once you get into a routine you begin to enjoy your sweat sessions. There aren't any negative effects of working out. Sure you might have an injury or two here or there or may have a couple sore muscles, but I always say wouldn't you rather be sore from using your muscles than from not using them! Either way you're going to be sore at some point. 

Recently we've began a new workout regime that has required us getting out of bed and working out before our daughter is up. 

There are 2 habits that I had to establish before I could consistently commit to getting up early. 

1. Drink more water.
2. Go to bed at a decent hour. 

You see water is essential to your body feeling energized, so if you are living in a constant state of dehydration when your alarm goes off the last thing you are going to want to do is get out of bed. 
Secondly, if you aren't getting enough sleep on a consistent basis, ideally going to bed and getting up the same time each day/night, then you aren't going to want to get up either. 

These are the keys to life balance. You can't add one thing in without taking something out or adjusting so that it will be easier to accomplish. Setting yourself up for success is half the battle. If you are tired and have no energy then it's going to be hard to get past that second and third week where the results aren't happening as fast and you're less motivated than when you started. 

When I'm coaching others into a more balanced and healthful lifestyle these are the 2 things I recommend to start doing immediately. 

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