Find Something to Look Forward To
No one wakes up and says, “yes! I can’t wait to mindlessly run on the treadmill!” For that reason, that’s why it’s so hard to actually get up and do it. There’s plenty of reasons to get out of bed in the morning, however, there’s not as many to be excited about. Excitement is what drives many people and it can be the thing that makes you look forward to waking up. Self-motivation is intrinsic and the body is highly adaptable once it acclimates to a schedule. Sign up for a workout class, running group, or yoga class.
Have an AM Workout Buddy
Teamwork makes the dream work! Having someone besides yourself to hold you accountable for making those AM workouts makes it so much easier. No one likes to bail on people, so you’re more likely to make it to the gym or that yoga class than if you were to do it on your own. With summer here, you are likely to find a friend to workout with you. Hey, you might even make a new friend along the way.
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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Preparation is the foundation for success and the key to actually working out in the morning. The less you have to think about, the more likely you are to get up and go. Lay out your clothes the night before, prepare your smoothie, fill up your water bottle, and make sure your playlist is set and ready. Once morning arrives, you’ll be ready to rock ‘n’ roll into the body you deserve.