Motivation and Morning Workouts
Do you ever have those days where you just feel, meh?
The days where you know you should get to the gym, but just can’t get yourself out the door?
Where you spend more time avoiding going to the gym, than if you had actually just gone?
Or those days where you just get so caught up with things, that before you know it, its too late to go to the gym?
I know I used to, alllll the time. But I found a solution to this problem, one that is foolproof.
In fact, after I discovered this little secret, I found I actually had more time, and was getting all my workouts in!
Want to know what my secret is?
I hear your groans, I hear your complaints, and I even hear your excuses.
I was leader of the pack in all three of those areas before I finally budged and gave it a try, and let me tell you, I’m never going back to evening workouts!
My number one excuse was always that I need my breakfast, otherwise I am crabby and feel awful. Then I discovered homemade protein bars and muffins that taste just like cake (will post recipe next week!), and problem solved!
I also wasn’t a morning person. Getting in the habit of going to bed a little earlier is an easy one attain, and I think you’ll enjoy the benefits. You’ll generally get more sleep in the end, and be able to get more done outside the home since most businesses aren’t open until 2 am 🙂
Plus, I always take a pre-workout before the gym for a little extra boost, so this meant I could actually save money by not having coffee!
My first class generally starts at 9:30, so I go to bed between 10 and 11 (totally do-able!) and wake up at 6:45. I roll out of bed, grab a protein bar/muffin from the fridge, mix up a pre-workout, and eat while I look over my workout plan and get dressed. I’m generally out the door right around 7:00, and arrive to a gym with only one or two other people.
I can’t explain how much I love working out in an empty gym. I can run around and use whatever machines and weights I want without worry of someone else stealing them or being in someone’s way. I have my choice of treadmills, and I can try whatever crazy floor exercises I want and not worry about how stupid I look!
If you still don’t think you can do morning workouts, that’s fine. Just try it for a week, one week. If you still aren’t convinced, I’ll be very surprised!