Okay, so I know you know how to get up in the morning, but what motivates you to get up?
I consider myself more of a morning person, but I would love to go to bed around 10:30/11:00 p.m. and get up around 7:00/8:00 a.m. (When I’m training/running a lot, I need a solid 9 hours of sleep.) But with work, that isn’t feasible, so when my alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m., it takes some motivation to climb out my warm, cozy bed.
Here’s how I am motivated:
* I have a pretty strong conscious, so if I don’t get up to go for my morning run, I end up feeling guilty all day long!
* I know if I don’t fit a workout in in the morning, it most likely will not happen any other time of the day.
* Within 5 minutes of starting my run, I am not tired anymore. Literally. I forget all about being tired and start thinking about other things.
* I know I always feel better after going on a run. I’ve never regretted going on for a run!
* When I run in the mornings, I feel like I have a reason to eat. “I run so I can eat!”
* And many times I don’t even give myself an option. As soon as my alarm goes off, I walk into the bathroom to change into the clothes I laid out the night before.
I know it sounds easy, and yes it may take some time to get used to, but if you set your mind to it, you can do it!
A delcious breakfast is also a pretty strong motivator for me! 🙂
As soon as I got back from my run of 5 miles this morning, I needed something right away. My stomach felt empty, so I had a piece of toast with almond butter and rhubarb jam. I spread the almond butter on, took a bite, and then decided I wanted jam on it as well, which explains why there’s a bite taken already. 😉
And a bowl of homemade Scottish oats with milk, water, banana, brown sugar, raisins, and sunflower butter. I really liked the sunflower butter in my oats!!
Now backing up to last night. For dinner, Craig and I reheated the Creamy White Chicken Chili I made the other day. We were still raving about how good it was!!
How do you motivate yourself to exercise in the morning?