Workout Wednesday: Morning Motivation

You know that whole “out of sight, out of mind” thing?! Ya, it’s totally real. After being a trainer for over a decade and tweaking my own daily habits time and time again, I’ve found one surefire way to ensure I make it to the gym. It’s so simple! Set your workout clothes and shoes out right where you can see them before you go to bed so they are the first thing you see when you wake up.

There are so many reasons why this routine is so successful! For one, not having to stress about what to wear in the morning cuts down the time it takes to get ready… which makes getting out the door in time for a gym sesh, 10 times easier!

Not only that, but if you choose NOT to go to the gym first thing in the morning, and your clothes and shoes are already laid out, they will sit and taunt you alllll day long until you do. I don’t know about you, but that nagging feeling of not accomplishing something on my to-do list eats me alive, so having a visual reminder of what I haven’t done is huge!!

Honestly, it may be one of the most simple + easy tips I have ever posted, but it’s one of my most time-tested tricks to transformation success! Try it out tomorrow and let me know what you think!

P.S. I linked some of my fave workout gear + shoes below! Unfortunately most of the items in my pics from this post are from seasons past, but here are some super similar options!



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7 Responses

  1. This is one of my favourite blog posts! Something so simple has made such a difference in my daily routine and it?s an amazing feeling! I used to save my workouts until 10pm.. when I rather be crawling into bed!
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  2. I have tried the vacuum exercise for the stomach. Not easy. I thought you were supposed to breath through all exercises. Why do you have to hold your breath on this one? Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Theresa: Great question! Yes, it is important to not hold your breath during the majority of exercises, except for vacuums. Holding your breath allows you to hold the isometric contraction longer instead of relying on your diaphragm to keep your belly drawn in during vacuums. It makes this exercise much more effective! Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. hi! i have one question …how can i go for low carb days as a vegetarian??it seems imposible to me..if i eat lentils/bean or chickpeas which i do 100 gram have over 50 grams of carbs…i can’t eat over and over cheese and eggs…where can i get at least 100gr of proteins per day?i don’t like neither to eat lots of fats…i try to eat 25% of my daily calories(30-40grams)…15%(around 40-50 grams) are my proteins….and remain 60 %from carbs which is a loooot..200 grams.i eat around 1500 calories per day…thank you…

    1. Hi Lucia: Heidi has done a whole blog post about carb cycling as a vegetarian: And it can be tricky to do the low carb days, but it can be done. You might have a few extra carbs, but that’s okay. As long as you stay close to your recommended grams, you’re good to go! Heidi and Chris have many vegetarian recipes in their new app, which offers you a totally customized nutrition and workout program, so that could be an option for you too: ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I only have positive things to say about you, Chris, your beautiful family and your posts. Thank you for taking the risk and putting yourself out there for all of us. Your perfectly, imperfect you! Thank you for being human! You ROCK!

    Stupid question. I am a newly diagnosed DM2. As depressing as that is I am fumbling around trying to figure all this out. My question for Heidi…Does your me Transformation App have a program/eating plan for that?

    1. Hi Darla: Thank you for your kind words for Chris and Heidi – I know they truly appreciate them! We recommend you discuss the nutrition program in the app (or any nutrition program) with your healthcare team first and then follow any modifications they may recommend. Since the best nutrition program for a health issue can be different for each person, your healthcare team are the best ones to help you with this. You can do this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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