QHow can I train myself to have the energy to work out first thing in the morning?
You just need to shift your clock. Begin by setting an alarm for bedtime—for a time that’s earlier than usual. It may take your body a week or two to make the adjustment, but beginning your slowdown routine earlier will get you sleeping sooner and prime you for the morning, so you’ll have the energy to get out of bed and rock out! It may still be dark outside when you wake up, but lean into its peacefulness: You’re one of the first people to enjoy the day. You’ll come to savor that time. I promise.
What if you’re stuck at a weight no matter how much exercise you’re doing?
Assuming you’re following a healthy diet, it may be time to mix up your exercise routine or even scale it back. It’s common for your body to become less responsive to an activity as it gets more efficient at handling that challenge. Changing the stimuli could be just what you need. Swapping long, steady cardio for HIIT and tackling heavier weights for lower reps are great options to create a bigger afterburn.