Leave your clothes in a place where they are ready to go. Your workout outfit, shoes, socks, and any other gear like headphones can be right there next to your bed so you don’t even have to think in the morning. Put them on the kitchen counter, in front of the front door. Anywhere that is convenient for you. That way you can just grab your phone and keys and go!
You know that you are going to keep pressing snooze, so make it impossible to do. Get an alarm clock and put it across the room. Make five alarms on your phone so if one goes off, another goes off two minutes later, etc. Don't let pressing snooze keep you from working out.
Find a song that motivates you and gets you going. So, instead of just hearing a boring alarm, you'll get a nice dose of Beyonce in the A.M. This will also help you wake up with a little pep in your step.
It’s important to have an accountability partner. Whether it is someone who just calls you in the morning to make sure that you are up or having someone waiting for you at the gym. A partner is key. If you know that someone is waiting for you, you are going to feel like you have to show up.
Get a coffee maker that starts brewing and has an alarm. If you press snooze but the coffee is still being brewed, that smell will help you get up. And a cup of coffee in the wee hours can fix everything.
Set some specific goals for yourself so it seems more tangible. Things like, “I need to work out for an hour, three mornings this week." This will help you keep some structure and it won’t seem so overwhelming.
If you spend money on something, you are going to be more motivated than if it’s just going for a run outside. If you buy ten sessions of an expensive boxing classes, you are more likely to go. Pay for a gym membership or classes if you really need the push.
Sometimes you need to see it to believe it. Give yourself a few minutes before bed and visualize your workout. Focus and take the time to really put it in your head that you are going to do it and it’s going to be great.
You are not going to become a morning person overnight. Don’t be afraid to start small. Whether that means only working out in the morning once a twice a week for 15 minutes. Start small and work yourself up to more and more morning workouts. YOU CAN DO IT!