Your fluffy cloud. Your safe haven. The only thing that hugs you back just right. It’s your bed, and sometimes there’s no harder thing to say goodbye to. The struggle is only intensified when there’s an intense workout directly ahead of you. But getting up in the morning for an early workout can actually be one of the most rewarding things you do all day. So what do you do to get over the hump and get into the morning rise and grind routine?
It’s all too easy to talk yourself out of a morning workout when it’s just you telling yourself “not today.” But when you know you have a friend waiting and counting on you, it gives you a greater sense of accountability. Find a friend who is willing to get up in the morning and send those “let’s do this” texts.
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. If you want to switch to an a.m. workout routine, but you are struggling to get out of bed, set a goal for yourself. Twenty-one days of morning workouts. After 21 days, see how you feel. If you discover morning workouts just aren’t for you, that’s okay. But we have a feeling you’re going to want to come back for more once you’ve formed a morning workout habit.
If you’re one to whack the snooze about 20 times, only to find yourself late to work, we recommend moving that alarm clock. If you place your alarm across the room, by the time you’re up and out of bed, you’re a lot less likely to get back in bed.
Set out the clothes you plan to wear the night before and make a breakfast or small snack that can sit over night and be ready for you in the morning. You might even find it helpful to sleep in your workout clothes the night before, then you’re good to go as soon as that alarm goes off. Being prepared the night before reduces the chance for excuses.
Make a Promise to Yourself
Ultimately, the only things stopping you from getting to the gym in the morning are your excuses. Promise yourself that no excuse will stop you, and envision how great you’ll feel after you’re done.
Why Workout Early Anyways?
Working out in the morning is a great
way to get your day started on the right foot. The endorphins you get while pumping iron or hitting the cardio will not only leave you feeling great after your workout, they’ll stay with you the whole day. And getting those feet through the door before the rest of the world is awake gives you that extra boost and confidence. Not to mention it’s pretty awesome to know the hardest part of your day is already over
Need Some Assistance?
If you’re still struggling or hesitant to give morning workouts a try, talk to our expert trainers for tips, or schedule a personal training session for extra motivation and accountability. If you would prefer to workout with a group, we offer boot camps and our new Team Training classes, where you workout with a small group of people as our certified coaches engage your mind and muscles.
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Remember, the early bird gets firm.