It requires a certain amount of discipline to get up early and head to the gym before work.
There are lots of people that want to do this, but when the time comes, they can’t get out of bed and decide to put training off until the evening after work.
If you are one of these people - try the following.
1. WAKE UP AT THE SAME TIME EVERY MORNING
This helps you build a routine, making that early morning not seem so early.
2. MAKE PLANS IN THE EVENING
This could be as simple as spending time with your family. If you need to get your sessions in, then you HAVE to get up early.
3. PREPARE FOR SLEEP
Spend the hour before you go to sleep winding down. Relax, put down the phone and unwind. This allows you to get a better nights sleep and wake up feeling fresher.
4. BE REASONABLE
If you currently wake up at 8am, do you realistically see yourself getting up at 5.30am? Scale down gradually and get used to the early mornings. Why not start by getting up half an hour earlier and do a 30 min home workout? This keeps you from missing your goal and getting demotivated.
5. ADJUST YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Put your alarm clock on the other side of the room, forcing you to get out of bed. Have your gym kit ready to get into and go! Reduce the obstacles/excuses and make your life easier!