Impending deadlines, last-minute meetings, an impromptu dinner date. These are just a few of many schedule conflicts that keep you from fitting in your evening workout. It's a common problem with an obvious yet seemingly impossible solution: Work out in the morning! We know, it's so hard to get up when you could snooze for another hour! But becoming a morning exerciser is doable (even if you've never been a morning person). Follow our step-by-step plan and you'll soon wonder how you ever started your day any other way!
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Psych (or Bribe) Yourself Up
Even if you have had 8 hours of sleep, it can still be a struggle to get up before the sun does. That's why we highly recommend bribery. If you love to start your day with Starbucks, make a deal with yourself that you'll only be allowed to stop on your way to work if you fit in your workout first (and make sure to avoid the high-calorie, sugar-packed drinks and pastries on the menu). Or if you've had your eye on an amazing new pair of shoes, treat yourself to them only if you make a month's worth of scheduled morning workouts. It may sound silly, but if the thought of your new shoes or skinny latte helps get you out of bed, it's worth trying!