The alarm goes off and your first instinct is to smash the snooze button.
So what ends up happening?
You press the snooze button and end up missing your early morning workout.
It sucks and I get it, but know that we’re all guilty of doing this one time or another.
However there’s some good news! In this article I’ll be going over 8 simple ways on how you can stay motivated to NOT press the snooze button and kill an early morning workout.
Ready? Let’s go.
Set 20+ alarms
This method has always worked for me. Every smartphone has an alarm, so set alarms 5 minutes apart from each other. 20+ alarms is just an exaggeration, however, if that’s how many you need then more power to you!
Another awesome way is to set up two different alarms. So maybe setup an alarm on your phone and one from a digital clock. Why set up more than one? To get your brain thinking.
Place your alarm across the room
It’s been shown that by actually getting up from bed you’re more likely to stay up. So once you get up to turn off the alarm, exit the room, and head into the kitchen for a cup of water.
Sleep in your gym clothes
It sucks when you have to look for your favorite gym wear super early in the morning. The inconvenience of looking for clothes can demotivate us to get up from bed. So plan what you’re going to wear and sleep in it.
Prep your drinks and breakfast the night before
Just like the gymwear, prepping your drinks can also be a hassle early in the morning. Prep all your blender bottles with pre workout, bcaas, and protein. You’ll thank yourself later.
Plan your entire workout beforehand
Failing to plan is planning to fail. If you don’t have a plan for your early morning workout, you’ll most likely be doing random exercises that don’t necessarily get you to your goal. So plan all the exercises, sets, reps, and even cardio.
This one is pretty self explanatory. The later you go to sleep the least likely you’ll wake up early, especially for a workout. So if you’re truly serious about working out early, do yourself a favor and sleep early.
Plan the workout with a gym buddy.
If they’re more motivated than you, have them wake you up! Remember, if you have a support system that will help you get out of bed, use it!
Drink your preworkout or coffee the moment you wake up
This is probably the best and most effective way to wake up. Here’s what you need to do. Prep your pre-workout or coffee the night before.
Next you’ll conveniently place it next to your alarm.
Once that first alarm goes off in the morning, drink your preworkout / coffee. You’ll get an instant jolt of energy which will prevent you from jumping back into bed.
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