When my alarm goes off in the morning, I don’t want to exercise. I want to roll over and sleep. Besides, it is cold and dark outside the covers. Somewhere in my brain, I know that I will feel great once I’m moving, but that part hasn’t exactly awakened yet. Here is how I make myself exercise anyway: planning.
I get out my exercise clothes the night before and even find my shoes, which can be a challenge since I am good at leaving them all over the place. I meet up with a friend, or at least have to tell her I’m not coming; texting requires me to be awake enough that I might as well just get up and go. Since I’ve acquired this smoothie habit, my breakfast gets made ahead; open refrigerator, insert face.
Everyone is different, of course. What works for me may not be what works for you. But maybe a little attention ahead of time can make your workout easier to get to.