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Are you looking for a great morning routine, but not really a morning person? Do you want to start exercising in the mornings but find it difficult to get out of bed? A morning workout is a perfect start to any day. It gets your metabolism going, gives you the energy to get through your day, and will put you in a great mood!

Working out in the morning is an excellent way to get your day started. First of all, exercise releases endorphins which will put you in a great mood all day. Not to mention, you will have a lot more energy throughout your day. Also, working out in the morning typically means you are less prone to distractions. Your mind will be sharper and ready to take on the day.

But how do you get up for a morning workout? While it takes some practice and discipline, it is possible for you to wake up early and get that workout in before starting your day. So what’s the secret? Well, we are going to give you not only one, but seven secrets to getting up for a morning workout in this post! Let’s take a look.

7 Secrets To Getting Up For A Morning Workout

1. Don’t snooze!

Set your alarm (only one) for the time you aim to get up and as soon as it goes off, get out of bed. The hardest part is leaving the warm, cozy bed, so if you do that quickly, you’ve already accomplished something! Never hit the snooze button, but rather get up and turn your alarm clock off immediately. You could even place your alarm clock on the other side of the room so that you have to get up to turn it off, and that way you are already up and can begin getting ready.

2. Open your curtains right when you wake up.

When our eyes see light, your brain begins to wake up, leaving your body energized and ready to take on a workout! It also makes you more alert, which is important for a workout so that you do not injure yourself. If you wake up before the sun comes up, then you can invest in a lightbox that simulates natural light so that your body can really wake up and get the energy it needs to exercise.

3. Pack your things the night before.

Lay your gym clothes out by your bed and your cork yoga mat and tennis shoes by the door. This will get you out the door faster and you won’t have to worry about as many things that early in the morning. It also takes away the excuse that you didn’t have time to get everything ready and get to the gym before work.

4. Get a workout buddy!

Having someone to work out with is not only fun, but it will also keep you accountable. If you have someone who is waiting on you, then you sort of have to get up and go, right? Plus, having a gym buddy is great motivation. You can motivate each other to keep it up and hold each other accountable for the number of workouts you set per week.

5. Set your coffee maker to start brewing at the time you wake up.

By the time you are ready, so is your coffee! If your coffee maker does not have a timer, then get everything ready the night before so that all you have to do is press the button when you wake up. Studies have shown that just the smell of coffee can relieve stress caused by lack of sleep, already putting you in a better mood for your workout. If you’re more of a tea drinker, then go ahead and set out your tea and whatever you put in it so that all you have to do is heat water and pour. This will save some time and get you nice and ready for some exercise!

6. Book an exercise class or have a workout routine in mind.

If you book a class and pay in advance, then you are much more likely to attend. It is a financial commitment that will make it much more likely that you will attend. If you prefer to do your own workout, then choose what sort of exercises you will be doing ahead of time. This will give you some motivation and get you excited about the workout, rather than dreading it. Planning ahead is a great way to motivate you to get up and get going!

7. Visualize yourself waking up and working out the night before.

Visualization is a very powerful tool, and if you go to bed thinking about waking up nice and refreshed and excited for a workout, then it is much more likely to be that way. Take a few minutes before you go to bed, or even when you are lying down in bed, to imagine yourself waking up fully rested the next morning, getting ready easily and quickly, and having a great workout. This will help your chances tremendously.

If you are looking to add a workout to your morning routine, but aren’t sure how to make yourself get up and do it, then any of these 7 secrets (or a combination) will help! Remember, everyone is different so you may need to try a few different tricks to get your mornings started earlier with a great workout. But consistency is key, so don’t give up! Keep at it and get your workout done. You’ll feel so much better throughout your day and if you continue to do it, then it will become a habit.

Lori Wade is a journalist from Louisville. She is a content writer who has experience in small editions, Lori is now engaged in news and conceptual articles on the topic of DIY and yoga. If you are interested in sport or lifestyle, you can find her on LinkedIn.

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