Ways to Motivate Yourself For a Morning Workout

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If you’re anything like me, waking up early is not an easy task.

In fact, it’s actually one of my least favorite things to do. I set an alarm for every other minute and still struggle to not hit that snooze button 100 times.

As if waking up wasn’t hard enough, imagine trying to workout in the morning (crazy, I know).

At first, this was something that seemed unimaginable to me. I love working out, but I used to never think I could do it in the early hours of the day.

Luckily, I’ve found some tricks that have helped to motivate me to workout in the morning. Now, I love morning workouts!

When you workout in the morning, you feel so much better during the day and have the rest of the day to relax.

Here are some tips for all you lazy bed lovers like myself to help get you to the gym in the morning.

1. Have a killer playlist.

Nothing makes working out harder than having a playlist with songs you are sick of. Whether you are going on a walk, or hitting the gym, a good playlist is always a must.

Listening to new songs or songs that pump you up will give you more energy and make working out way less dreadful.

2. Find a workout buddy.

Throughout the years, I’ve found that I am way more motivated to go to the gym if I go with a friend. Having a friend will make your workout more fun and they can usually give encouragement.

You guys can go on runs together, carpool to the gym, or even take a class together. Plus, it’s hard to say no to a friend when they ask you to workout.

3. Plan the night before.

Between snacks, water, and your gym outfit, these are all things that should be planned the night before. If you have everything planned out, all you need to do is wake up, brush your teeth, and go.

4. Hydrate.

Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate!

As you’ve probably all been told before, it is so important to make sure you are drinking a lot of water when you wake up as well as during your workout.

I promise you that water will help to give you energy during your workout and will give you that boost when you want to give up.

5. Go to bed early.

This one is common sense but going to bed early will make waking up a whole lot easier.

I know that it’s hard to stop watching Netflix especially when shows like Shameless exist, but trust me, you will notice a huge difference if you get eight hours of sleep as opposed to four.

6. Keep your alarm away from your bed.

 In my opinion, this was by far the most helpful tip because actually getting out of bed was my biggest struggle. If you move your alarm clock away from your bed, it will force you to get up and shut it off the second it goes off.

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