It’s been a few days but I’m going to leave a comment anyway…
I work out 4 days a week- in the morning. It has helped that since I go to a gym, there are ladies in the locker room that I usually run into and they help keep me accountable. They do not on purpose but I do in the sense that I feel like they will know that I didn’t make it because I couldn’t get out of bed! LOL.
My 1st alarm goes off at 4:27AM. My phone alarm… I have it set with the “smartalarm”… it plays soft and soothing music to get me out of my REM cycle. I love it. So glad that option is on my phone!
If that fails… at 4:30, my phone alarm goes off. Loud, upbeat song.
If that fails… I have an actual alarm (an old school one that is obnoxious!) that I leave across the room, it forces me to get up to turn it off. 4:35AM.
If the first one wakes me up- I just turn off all of the other ones so they don’t go off.
The important thing for me is that once I wake up, I have to stay off the bed or else I’ll go back to sleep. LOL. It’s a trap!!!
Once I’m up, the first thing I do is go to the bathroom and wash my face. That usually wakes me up. Relieve my morning bladder (LOL) and then go get a tall glass of cold water (they recommend that you drink half a cup of coffee before your morning workout but I gave up coffee a year ago).
I lay out my workout clothes the night before (everything- down to my undies and socks!) so I just have to change. I basically get everything ready the night before… my gym bag, work items, etc… so it’s all ready for me to just grab and go.
I have to get ready for work at the gym so I take a cold shower after my workout to lower my body temp (to keep my makeup from sweating off), get ready and get to the office… this all takes about 35 minutes. I def don’t look amaze balls… just blow dry my hair (dries pretty straight so I just put a clip in it or pony tail) and light makeup. Good enough.
I get to the gym at 5:15AM and do strength training (I switch days from arms, core and chest/back) and then my spinning class starts at 5:45. Finish that at 6:30.
My advise to you…
GO TO BED EARLY!!! Your body NEEDS sleep and DO NOT GIVE UP. You’ll have some days where you sleep through all of your alarms, just short of getting to work on time- and thats OK. Just try again the next day. After a couple weeks, your body will be used to getting up early.
There are some days where I miss my alarms and wake up at 5:30- too late to get to the gym but too early for work. I just get up anyways. I feel like it will help my body adjust to the earlier time.
Working out in the morning will also give you energy throughout the day so you’ll start to feel better eventually!