5 Ways To Get Up for Morning Workouts

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5 Ways To Get Up For A Morning Workout

I myself was not “born” a morning person. I love my bed and want to spend as much time as possible with it, so the idea of parting ways before the sun comes up just never sat well with me. That is, until I tricked myself into becoming a morning person. That’s right, tricked myself! I use the following 5 steps to make sure I’m up and out the door so I have the rest of my day for work and leisure activities!

 

1. Plan Ahead

            I can’t tell you how many times I used to be late because I misplaced my keys, or couldn’t find my headphones. I am notorious for forgetting and losing things, just ask any of my friends! So at night before I go to bed I pack everything up in my gym bag so the next day all I have to do is grab it and go! I also lay out my workout clothes so I’m not scrambling around trying to find socks! This method saves at least 30min off the morning routine, so you can choose to put that towards a little extra snooze time or extra calories burned at the gym. I choose the latter!

 

2. Give your Alarm Some Space

            I used to sleep with my phone next to me in bed, when my alarm went off in the morning it was inevitable that I would hit the snooze button, wake up an hour later and wonder who turned my alarm off…my dang subconscious! Place your alarm on the opposite side of the room so you have to physically get up and out of bed to turn it off. Placing your workout clothes by the alarm will also give you motivation to STAY out of bed.

 

3. The Mint Trick

            Place mints or mint gum by your alarm and pop one in when it goes off. The mint flavor wake up your taste buds and your brain, which will help get you get going and off to kill your workout!

 

4. Accountability Partner

            It is so much easier going to the gym with someone than it is going alone, especially in the morning. Start a buddy system, hold each other accountable. Even if you can’t go together or don’t live close enough, use each other as support, send a text or make a phone call to make sure the other is being held accountable.

 

5. Keep Your Goals Visible

            Write down your health and fitness goals, keep them visible so that they are the first thing you see in the morning, this will ensure that you’re motivated to go kill your workout! Visual stimulus is extremely motivating, don’t underestimate the power of it.

 

Now that you’ve got the tools to become a morning person make sure you put them to action! Tomorrow you should have your alarm set across the room, next to it should be your workouts clothes laid out, your book bag packed, mints waiting, a text from your buddy, and your motivational goals. This is all here to ensure you wake up ready to sweat and start your day!