Here are a few clever ways to stay motivated for morning workouts.
It’s a game of discipline and motivation to do what it takes to get up with your alarm and do what it takes to get started on the workout. If your sheet win, you are missing out on added energy, improved mental health, a reduced risk for heart issues, and more.
Make it your top priority to get as much sleep as possible.
If you don’t get enough sleep, you might find mid-afternoon crashes. If you wake up earlier for workouts, you have to realize that you need to go to bed earlier. Adequate sleep is non-negotiable.
Pick out something fun to wear the night before.
Go for bright colors in the winter. Set yourself up to win with the discipline of packing the night before. It seems obvious and simple, but few actually do it. That is also why few actually do the morning workouts.
Stop hitting snooze
Think about it, you set an intention and attached a time the night before. Hitting snooze is actually quitting on yourself before you even get out of bed. Set the time, be the person who shows up. The you at 2:00 will thank you for your discipline.
Listen to music while you are getting ready
Your brain produced dopamine when you listen to music. Dopamine is the feelgood or happy hormone. You will be energized before you even get started.
Turn your light on right away
This is only possible if you do #3 well. Don’t hit snooze. Jump out of bed, turn on the lights, no turning back.
In the end, remember that all that matters is that you are committed to moving your body because it is good for your heart, endorphins, skeletal system, lean muscle, and sense of well bein
Originally posted 2020-01-11 02:10:01.