Motivating Yourself To Exercise In The Morning | Stephen Coleclough
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Motivating Yourself To Exercise In The Morning

Motivating Yourself To Exercise In The Morning

You may have noticed that a lot of people choose to exercise in the morning, before work or before they drop the kids off at school.

Exercising in the morning can be a great way to start the day and it’s a convenient time to fit in a workout.

However, a lack of motivation holds a lot of people back.

Here’s how to motivate yourself to get up and exercise…

Plan your workout the night before

It’s safe to say that there’s nothing less appealing than thinking about working out first thing in the morning.

This is why it’s a good idea to plan your workout the night before.

Instead of waking up and being disinterested in any form of exercise, you can wake up knowing exactly what you’re going to be doing.

Have everything ready the night before

Whether it’s workout equipment or workout clothing, it helps to have everything ready the night before.

Not only does this save time by reducing the time you have to spend deciding on what to wear, but seeing your workout clothes ready to go could be the boost that you need.

Have a reward or special treat ready

Though exercising first thing in the morning can be difficult, it’s well worth it.

Nothing beats the feeling of achievement, knowing that you powered though and exercised at a time when you didn’t want to.

You can boost this by rewarding yourself every time you exercise in the morning; treat yourself to a coffee on the way to work or a delicious dessert after dinner.

Don’t go overboard

Very few people are able to exercise every morning, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you only manage to do so a few times a week.

Rather than going overboard and feeling disappointed when you miss a session, limit yourself to a few mornings each week.

The key is to keep things manageable.

Choose a workout you enjoy

One of the best ways to motivate yourself to exercise in the morning is to choose a workout that you enjoy.

When you’re looking forward to the workout, you’re less likely to wake up dreading what’s to come.

You may even find yourself looking forward to it.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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