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October 30, 2012

How To Get Yourself Motivated For Early Morning Workouts

If you’re finding it rather difficult to keep up with your workout sessions because you just don’t seem to have the time of day for them and something always seems to come up to flood your schedule and keep you away from the gym, early morning workouts may be your solution.

The great thing about early morning workouts is that the only thing that stands in your way is the snooze button. If you can get into the habit of doing these early morning workouts, you will see far faster success with your program plan.

Let’s look at some quick tips to help get those early morning workouts into place.

Set Two Alarms

The first way to help yourself get out of bed first thing in the morning is to set two alarm clocks. Set one that’s right beside your bed and then one that’s across the room.

Have them go off 10 minutes apart, the one at the other side of the room going off second, so that by the time it goes off and you have to get out of bed to turn it off, you’ll be up and already moving around.

Once you’re up, it’s far easier to just stay up, so this strategy can work very well for keeping you from snoozing more than once.


Plan A Delicious Snack

Second, it’s also important that you’re very well fueled going into that morning workout. Many people choose to skip their pre-workout meal at this time, but that will just lead to lacklustre performance during the session.

Instead, plan a delicious pre-workout snack for yourself. Food is a big motivator for many people so if this snack is something that you’ll look forward to, it can really assist with getting you up and moving.

Do Innovative Workout Sessions

Finally, the last quick tip is to make sure, especially at the beginning, that your sessions are as interesting as possible. If you’re not enjoying your workout to begin with, it’s going to be that much harder to motivate yourself to get up and out of bed.

If you are excited about the workout you’re headed off to do, it’ll be that much easier.  Consider investing in a good personal trainer to help with this, at least until you’re in the habit of getting up first thing in the morning.

So use these tricks and try to make early morning workouts a part of your weekly schedule.  You’ll find you have much better workout adherence if you do and will move that much closer to seeing the results that you’re after.

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