If you’re training a lot, chances are life feels a bit chaotic. You may feel like you don’t have enough time for most things in life. While you’re definitely busy getting better at the gym or on the field or court, you may be missing out on some key routines that could help you SLAY THE DAY!
“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.” -Henry Ward Beecher
Having a routine to start your morning is just like having a pregame ritual before you attempt an olympic lift. Starting your morning off with consistency will help you stay more focused throughout the day and improve your mental attitude which is important for athletic performance.
A Few Healthy Breakfast Ideas:
-hot water with lemon
-eggs however you like to cook them!
-oats: plain, with fruit, with greek yogurt
-omelette filled with veggies
Stretching or Movement Practice
Getting blood flow allows for a smooth transition into your morning. Bringing awareness to your body will allow you to address any issues that may be surfacing before you get to the weight room.
A Few Apps to Get Some Movement In:
-GOWOD mobility (free and premium version)
-ROMWOD (membership required)
-Yoga (several options on YouTube)
-CrossFit early morning class!
Review your goals and visualize your ultimate success
You’re training for something right?! Visualizing yourself every morning accomplishing your goal is one of the most powerful things you can do for your training. You create important neural connections allowing your mind and body to become aligned to opportunities that will encourage the realization of your goals.
Take a look at your schedule and be one step ahead of it
Being late to train or practice is never a good feeling. Missing appointments and meetings at work or home can cause undue stress to your situation too. By confronting your schedule head-on in the morning, you’re committing to integrity which translates directly to your training habits.
So wake up and SLAY THE DAY!!