Hey there! Hope your day is off to a great start. I was able to get up and bust it out rather early at the gym this a.m. Strength work and a strong negative split run to get things rolling. My legs are feeling rather strong after a weekend of back to back long runs.
This is without a doubt one of my favorite sayings… because in my case it’s oh so true.
By the way I kind of had to drag myself out of bed to get that workout in. I got up, reasoned with myself, and just got it done. I knew I had to get to work early, and I have a dentist appointment this evening. So this was the best time to knock it out.
Also…I have a little confession to make. Sometimes I am just not at all a morning person. Anyone else with me?
This is what my alarm clock looks like sometimes…haha…guilty.
But…I do think that there are ways you can motivate yourself to workout in the morning and talk yourself into a killer workout.
Here are some of my tricks.
–Have your workout clothes, shoes, etc laid out the night before so you can get up and just throw ‘em on. That way when you get up you don’t spend a ton of time digging around looking for stuff.
–Don’t stay up late. Get in the practice of going to bed early and recharging those batteries so you can rise early.
-Is coffee your jam? (Like it is mine) Set your coffee mug, coffee maker etc up so that you can get up early and sip on some while you get ready. For me, coffee is a huge motivator and sometimes it’s just the boost you need to get up and get out.
–Don’t hit the snooze button! I know…easier said than done. Once that alarm hits try to get into the practice of just getting up and not listening to those voices in your head. If you give yourself excuses and convince yourself it’s okay to slack off, you will. Change your mindset.
–Visualize yourself feeling like a rockstar after that workout. There’s nothing better than that feeling of accomplishment knowing you got it all done before a busy day. For me, it makes my day go much smoother and I feel more relaxed at the job knowing I took the time to take care of myself and do something good…for ME!
What are some things you do to motivate yourself to get up and get that workout in?