I know how hard it is to get motivated to work and make it part of your daily routine. The first week is the worst! After your workout, pay attention to how different you feel the rest of the day. Not only are you likely to feel good about getting your workout in, but you will probably feel less stressed and more empowered to eat clean. You can do this!
I have a tough time working out – especially in the morning – but when I do workout in the morning it sets the tone for my day. There are some really good reasons why you should workout in the morning, but my favorite is that I feel like a rock star when I’m done. 😉 The hardest part of getting motivated to workout in the morning is making it a routine and doing it consistently. Once you make it a routine to start your day off with exercise, your body will adapt, and you’ll end up feeling more energetic throughout the day.
Here are 10 tips to give you motivation to work out in the morning:
#1 – Get everything ready the night before.
Lay out your workout clothes, socks, shoes, ipod (or mp3 player), headphones, and put your water bottle in the fridge.
#2 – Set multiple alarms.
I set the alarm on my phone and make the title something motivational like, “I am Thin and Strong” and then set another alarm in another room. Hitting the snooze button is too tempting, but once you physically get up to turn off that other alarm it’s easier to get going.
#3 – Make it a daily commitment.
Treat your workouts like it’s an appointment. You get up everyday and go to work, right? Or you get up and take your kids to school, don’t you? I bet you don’t give doing those things much thought because it’s your routine. You have committed to doing those things and even though some days are tougher than others, you still do it. Commit to your workouts and your health in the same way. You deserve it.
Today’s Words to Live By post will be short and sweet. PUSH. Persist Until Something Happens. So often we start something with excitement and enthusiasm only to quit just before we start seeing success. It is not uncommon to not see results right away, especially when it comes to weight loss and fitness. You have to keep going because consistency and perseverance is key to success. Keep pushing and you will get the results you’re looking for. 🙂