Do you feel super motivated to work out every time you see a sports movie? Or maybe when you see someone cycle to work or even a friend who has lost a lot of weight? Chances are that you have promised yourself to start exercising in the mornings (when it’s best for the body to workout) over a hundred times. But when the time comes, you just can’t get yourself out of bed.
Here are a few things that can help get you off the bed in the morning and into the gym.
1. Try Visual Thinking
The next time you are reaching out to the hit the snooze button, try visual thinking. Picture waking up feeling refreshed, getting ready, and having a great workout. Also, imagine the feeling of achievement you would have you have sweated it out. Once you can visualize this, it will be much easier to make it happen.
2. Note Your Reasons Down
3. Make It Difficult For You To Sleep In
4. Prepare The Day Before
Start the day off by not having to think about your clothes and other necessities. Before sleeping, lay out your workout clothes, shoes, water bottle, energy bar, and whatever else you might need so that you are out of the door as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Some people find it easier to sleep in their workout clothes. Ideally, you should be ready in less than 10 minutes for your workout.
Your body is deprived of food and water for the eight hours that you sleep, so make sure that you drink some water and eat something before exerting yourself. Drink at least two glasses of water and a snack. The snack should ideally be simple carbohydrates because they are digested fast and provide energy quickly. A fresh fruit, dried fruit, granola bar, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and toast are all great examples of snacks you can grab in the morning.
When you eat and drink something, you will not only feel more energized, but your workout will be that much better. You will also kickstart your metabolism when you do this. A snack, however, should only be a snack. Make sure it is light and that you do not stuff yourself.
Find A Buddy
Having a buddy is a great motivation when it comes to working out. If you decide to workout with a friend, not only does it make your workouts more fun, but it makes you accountable to someone (giving you less opportunity to skip days). Almost equally fun is going for a run with your pet dog. Dogs have an unlimited amount of energy and an extra hour spent with you will be the highlight of their day (and yours).
7. Make A Promise
Make a deal with yourself to not procrastinate when it comes to the morning workout. A lot of people feel that there is a much bigger chance of ending up skipping a workout if they press snooze.