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1. Do what’s necessary to wake up. Set your alarm across the room so you have to get up and out of bed to turn it off. Then, once you’re up, flip on the lights. Turn on some fun music to get you pumped. And, of course, be sure to warm up before working out in the morning. March in place or do some jumping jacks — gotta get that blood pumping before you really get moving.
2. Leave yourself a note. While motivation for working out in the morning may be high when you go to bed, that enthusiasm might still be in a slumber when you wake up. So write down a few phrases that motivate you (check out Pinterest for ideas!) or the reasons why you want to start working out in the morning and tape it on your alarm clock. Then, before you decide to forgo your early morning workout, make yourself read it. It just might give you the boost you need to get you up!
3.Make it a non-negotiable. While I like to hit the snooze button on the weekends, I have a strict no-snooze rule when it comes to early morning workout days. We’re not about hard and fast rules here on FBG, but when it comes to this one, getting up and out of bed is the hardest part of working out in the morning, so procrastinating doesn’t do anything but make it more likely that you’ll go back to bed.
Truth be told, there is no “best” time of day to work out. So if exercising over lunch or during the evening feels better than working out in the morning, which feels like torture, who cares? Work out when it works for you. You’re the boss of your life, after all!