Motivation For Your Morning Workout

Exercise jump-starts your metabolism, and keeps you burning calories all day. You also get your exercise out of the way should something unexpected come up during the day.

Move Your Alarm Clock

Move it to the other side of the room. That way, you’ll have to get up and get out of bed to shut it off. Once you’re up, it’s that much easier to head to the gym.

Make a Date

Having a workout routine buddy is a great motivator. Make plans to meet your exercise partner at the gym. You’re less likely to poop out if you know someone is waiting for you.

Make Friends at the Gym

If you don’t have an exercise buddy, chances are you will make one after a few weeks of a morning workout routine at your gym.

Have a Set Goal

Create your workout schedule for the coming week. You’re more likely to follow your workout routine if you write it down.

Load Workout Music Onto Your iPod

Research has shown that listening to music when you exercise can produce positive thoughts and help offset fatigue.

Prep the Night Before

It helps to lay out your exercise clothes and equipment the night before. That way you don’t waste any time getting dressed and ready for your workout.

Reward Your Efforts

If you meet your exercise goals, do something nice for yourself at the end of the week without sabotaging your program.

Tell the World About Your Plans

Tell everyone you know about your morning workout routine. Post your exercise plans and once you do so, it’s harder not to follow through. You also can use social media to boast of your accomplishments.

Too Sleepy? Give It Time

At first it may be difficult not to turn off the alarm and go back to sleep, rather than jump out of bed to exercise at the gym or go on a 30-minute walk. But after about a week, your body will adjust to your early workout schedule and it will be easier to get up and head for the gym.