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5 Hacks To Become A Morning Person

5 Hacks To Become A Morning Person

Let's face it, we all want to be a morning person. Entrepreneurs and CEO's seem to have this crazy schedule were they are always up before everyone else, they get a run/workout, a morning coffee and somehow they get to their offices with a smile in their face, while us, the mortals, barely woke up on time to get in the shower and grab a coffee at Starbucks. #reallife 

When I had a 9-5 job, I had it down, I would get it up at 5am, go to the gym, make breakfast, get ready and grab my lunch (that was meal prepped on the weekend) before 8am. Now that my schedule is all over the place, I find so hard to get up early and get shit done. 

So, I went around Boston looking for answers, and I found Kelli Fierras, a Register Dietitian, Personal Trainer and fitness instructor at top fitness studios in Boston. She not only has a busy schedule but goes on runs EVERY SINGLE MORNING like a badass. Raining? she runs. Dark out? she runs. Snow? she doesn't even notice. So I wanted to know what the hell Kelli does to get up and crush it. 

5 Hacks To Become A Morning Person

by the Boston badass Kelli Fierras

1) SET A GOAL!

 I set a goal that makes me get out of bed with a purpose. For example, I enjoy signing up for races that require specific training so that when that alarm goes off, snooze isn't an option. I look at my training just like my job. I don't hit the snooze button and say "I don't need to make money today." I wake up, lace up the shoes, and head out the door knowing this workout is one step closer to my goal. Don't make working out a chore. Find something you enjoy doing that will make that early alarm worth it. I love to race and my face in this picture can prove that! 

2) FIND ACCOUNTABILITY BABES

I enjoy having workout buddies who will always show up. If someone is counting on me, I will be less likely to hit that snooze button. Plus, it's way more fun to motivate each other. If I can't find a workout buddy, I will tell someone else my routine to hold me accountable. That way, if I get a text later in the day asking how my workout went, I will not be reminded of how I didn't get my butt out of bed.

3) MAKE A PLAN

I write down my plan where I can see it regularly. This plan allows me to figure out what time to go to bed, what clothes to lay out the night before (I sometimes sleep in my workout clothes for that extra 1-2 minutes of sleep), what I will eat that morning, etc.  That alarm is a little less annoying when I wake up with some structure in my day. Also, I plan my killer playlist the night before so I can jam out during my workout. And yes, you may find me stopped at a red light jamming out to Beyoncé on my run. 

4) CUE THE COFFEE 

I love coffee and the smell of it. I will prepare my coffee the night before and cue the coffee to brew 10 minutes before waking up. My eyes may not be open on my walk to the kitchen, but that first sip sure does wake me up! Also, drinking out of a fun coffee mug is a bonus. 

5) DO IT FOR THE FOOD

I will make sure to prepare a yummy pre workout snack that is quick and easy. If anything is going to get me out of bed, it's almond butter. Whether it's on a rice cake, in a protein ball, in my oatmeal or by the spoonful, I will wake up thinking of almond butter and how much I will enjoy every bite of it. I probably dreamt about it as well). 

If you are not convinced on being a morning person, try to have this acai smoothie bowl lined up after your workout, or wake up to do this 20 minute leg workout if you are running late! 

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