While you may have had good intentions when you set your alarm to wake you up before sunrise in the hopes of getting to the gym and getting a good start to the day, often enough, the snooze button is just to tempting to pass up. And five more minutes turns to ten to thirty until it’s too late to actually go get the workout in, and instead you decide that you’ll either go later that night or that tomorrow will be a better day.
Unfortunately, it also means that you’re setting up a pattern wherein you’ll be less likely to go to the gym when the following morning arrives.
And if you’re already planning on trying to go in the morning, it’s likely that you decided on that because either your gym is busier during the evenings, or because you’ve heard/found that you have more energy for the rest of the day when working out earlier.
So, in order to keep from making the snooze button a part of your morning routine, there’s one big step that you can take.
Get up and get ready for the gym.
Even if you’re tired and thinking that you just want to go back to sleep anyway, get up, get dressed, and pack your bag.
The reason? Not only will starting to move get your body going, but after you’ve already got the clothes on and everything ready to go, you’ve already taken the first step towards hitting the gym, which makes going back to bed a little less likely, especially since you’re all ready to go.
But, if you still can’t get yourself motivated to get out the door?
Skip the gym. Go to bed a little earlier that night and repeat the process until you’ve found the correct amount of sleep that you need to get going in the morning and then continue waking up at that time in order to get your body accustomed to that as being the time you’re supposed to wake up.
While it’ll be a pain in the short term, eventually you’ll end up getting there to the point where it’ll almost be like second nature.
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