Let’s face it. My bed is REALLY comfortable. I’m SO not a morning person. It’s a struggle for me to get up at 6:30 a.m. every morning to get to work on time.
When I first started working out 3 1/2 years ago, I had no problem with getting up and going swimming in the morning and then coming home and riding and running/walking. I did it 7 days a week.
I don’t know what has changed between then and now, but for the life of me, I can’t get up and go swimming in the morning. To get up and get a good swim workout in before I head to work, I have to be up by 4:40 a.m. and to the pool and sitting on the pool deck by 4:50-4:55 a.m. That’s WAY to early for this bird.
Because I know after the first of the year, my training is going to get amped up because of the Boise 70.3. I’m not going to have time to swim AND run or swim AND bike when I get home in the evenings. So, last week I went to Facebook to get people’s ideas on how to get my ass out of bed that early. I was given some really great ideas.
- Set 2 alarms, with 1 being across the room.
- Reward yourself each week
- Set a coffee timer
These are all AWESOME ideas. I drink coffee, but my parents don’t. I don’t know if they’d be a fan of me putting a coffee pot in my room. But, I will definitely try the 2 alarms (one across the room, one on my phone). I will also set up a reward system. This week, if I get all of my swims in first thing in the morning, I will treat myself to a pedicure this weekend.
What motivates you to get your workout done early in the morning?