There are early birds who hop out of bed and workout furiously each morning with little motivation other than knowing that they are awake. I am not one of them. I have to work out first thing in the morning or it just doesn’t happen so I just have to make myself do it. I have certainly tried to wait until after work but then there is too much distraction or I’m just tired and lazy. I have heard of someone who sleeps in her workout gear so there’s no excuses the next morning. I haven’t gone to those extremes…yet, but here are some ideas for anyone else who needs that am motivation.
- Lay out everything the night before. It works when planning your work outfit for tomorrow and it makes getting ready to exercise equally easy.
- Reward yourself. Treat yourself when you wake up early and workout. If you treat yourself with food or a beverage, just make sure that it’s not undoing all the calories you just burned.
- Keep your eye on prize. Having a clear vision of your goal and how amazing the workout and achieving your fitness goals will make you feel will help keep you motivated.
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