Working Out in the Morning: 9 Tips
5. Have a few bites to eat and water — and promise yourself a tasty breakfast when you get back. Eating too much before a workout isn’t great, but you will feel better if you eat something. I like half of a protein bar or half of a peanut-butter sandwich. Get something in your belly and then drink a cup or two of cold water. This will get your metabolism going, give your body fuel for working out in the morning and generally make you feel like more of a human. During your workout, plan what tasty and warm breakfast you’ll make when you’re done. I can’t tell you how many times the reward of hot coffee and oatmeal got me picking up my pace on a cold morning.