How To Wake Up Early To Workout
When You’re Not A Morning Person
I don’t know about you, but waking up early is not my forte. Because I do work a full time job on top of running this blog, working out usually has to happen early in the morning for me or it won’t happen. Since I have to be to work by 7 a.m, I have to get up extra early so some days can be a struggle. These are the tips I live by to help me get up early to get my workouts in.
Set Your Alarm
You’re probably thinking “Duh Mariah, you obviously have to set your alarm to wake up.” But, I’m serious. Set your alarm. Set it once, set it twice, set it three times. The snooze button is way to easy to hit when you don’t feel like getting up. If you set your alarm in multiples a few minutes apart, it’ll make it easier for you to get up. Also, put your phone or your alarm across the room or even out of the room that way when it goes off, you have to get up to turn it off.
Don’t Give Yourself Time to Think
This means exactly what it says. When you wake up first thing in the morning, don’t give yourself the time to think. Don’t talk yourself out of getting up. Just get up and get dressed without thinking. This may seem easier said than done, but I promise you it will work. If you take your time waking up and lay in bed longer than you should, it gives you more time to talk yourself out of actually getting up and going.
Stop Making Excuses
Sometimes, making excuses can seem like the easy way out but I am here to tell you, it’s not. When you make excuses of why you can’t get out of bed or tell yourself you’ll go later when you know you won’t, you are only hurting yourself. If you commit to something, do it. A lot of excuses I hear from people as to why they don’t work out is because they “don’t have time.” However, if you want something bad enough you will make time. When you make excuses you are cheating yourself and your health.
Just Wake Up
Last but not least, just wake up. Just do it. If your health is important to you, you’ll wake up early. Your bed will be there when you get back (and chances are after working out, you won’t want to get back into bed).Waking up early and getting your workout done is the best way to start the day. Just remember the reasons your doing this. Remember that it’s just 30 minutes or maybe even an hour earlier. It’s 30 minutes early to help you become a better version of you. It take 26 days to make a habit stick. Make it habit and it will soon become an easy part of your lifestyle!