How to wake up early and workout

Go to bed early: Try not to drink caffeine or do any activities that might get you too hyped up to go to sleep. Its best to be relaxed right before bed, try reading a book and turn off any electronics that might keep you up.

Prepare the night before: Set or your workout cloths out the night before. If you are going to the gym, prepare your gym bag with your ipod, magazines, cloths, water bottle etc. that way you can just wake up and go! And if you really don’t want to mess with anything in the morning, sleep in your workout cloths, this may seem a little extreme but I know some people who do this and if it works, then that’s great!

Put your alarm in the next room (or just across the room): If you really have trouble getting up you can do this. It’ll just force you to get up and out of bed, try putting your workout cloths right next to the alarm for the extra reminder of why you are up.

Keep your playlist updated: Doing this or keeping new reading material for the bike or elliptical are also great ways to keep yourself excited about working out in the morning. Think of it as YOU time to enjoy your music, book or magazine.

Make a date: Planning on meeting a friend at the gym or for a walk or run is a great way to make sure you get your workout in. You are much less likely to cancel if you have someone waiting for you.

Keep things interesting: Make sure you are doing something you like. For example: I do not like biking at all, so I just don’t do it. If you don’t like the activity there is no way you are going to be able to get up early and do it. Go for a walk outside or do a dance/workout video at home, whatever it is make sure you enjoy it and that you are mixing up your workouts so you don’t get bored.

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