My strength training sessions have gradually increased in time and I am finding myself in need of free time in the evening.
Solution? Recommit to a morning workout routine.
But the solution does not seem so easy. Especially when I was so dead set on it Sunday night, and failed miserably on Monday as I snooooozed and resisted getting out of bed. I faced the frustration of a busy afternoon and missing out on my strength workout, swapping it for a short run.
Now, that I am finding myself needing the afternoons after school to study for the GRE, complete my own personal class assignments, go for a run, or just in need of some major decompression time, I pledged that I would NOT let weight training be the first to go! So I needed to find time.
My take on becoming a morning person (again)
- Establish the why? – Weight training is WORKING for me and I know I need to continue to progress and not slack off to 1-2x/week.
- Another why? – So, I will wake up and tell myself that I will do it in the afternoon if it is so important. But, maybe there is something else that needs to take priority – like what I mentioned above. When I want to hit snooze (like I was SO tempted to both Tuesday and today), I remembered that I had other priorities in the evening and that it was now or never for the day.
- Fail proof – I have my workout written and clothes laid out. By the time I convince myself I should go back to sleep, I could be on my way.
- Tell others – I told a best friend of mine to ask me how my weight workouts went for the week. I was pretty proud to start this routine again and I know someone else would hold me accountable.
- Make a routine work for YOU – I realized that I didn’t like the rush and go of working out and going RIGHT to work. Instead, I decided to wake up with enough time to return back home and enjoy breakfast at my house, then go. As a result, my normal routine is not suffering. I missed making my coffee.
Question: What helps you get out of bed for a morning workout?