It’s Monday morning.
The alarm goes off and I have two choices:
Hit snooze and enjoy about an hour and a half more sleep before I HAVE to get up and get my daughter ready for summer camp and myself ready for work…
Get up put my feet on the floor – make it out to my garage gym (which mind you it is summer in Texas and even at 3:45 AM it is still unbelievably humid outside) and get a good sweat before having to start my day…
I chose to get up this morning. I chose to get my day started on a healthy note. I chose to take my health into my own hands. I chose to make myself a priority – so that I can take time to focus on my family.
Now sure there are several “reasons” (but lets be honest they are really excuses most of the time*) – My daughter has a fever from teething and is having a rough time, I plan on getting up the rest of the week to work out, and I could always work out this evening…
But I choose to get up – because when I don’t my day is off. My day is not as focused. I do not feel as driven to get my goals done – and the most important factor – if I have to work out in the evenings – I take away valuable time from my family and friends because I chose to sleep in. It is all about how I want to spend my time.
I keep in mind what I want to do and what I want to get done.
The motivation is not always there… that is where dedication comes up to the plate… it tells me that there are goals that I have that I want to meet. Even if I am dreading what is out in the garage waiting for me – I get up and get it done – and I never regret getting up! I feel accomplished when I am finished and I can say “I did that – the hard thing… I did it”.
Here are the easy was that I prepare and get ready to get my mornings started (even when the alarm goes off at 3:45 AM)
- Have my pre-workout and my BCAA’s already mixed and in my outside fridge.
- Many times I will sleep in my workout clothes – I am going to shower after I workout anyways so for me it works… besides I save money by not buying pajamas…
- I have my clothes laid out for work (that is right I have a 8-5 job as well as being my own boss)
These are just some of the things I do to make sure that I am able to hit the ground in the morning ready to make it a great day!
What are some things that you do to keep yourself motivated and going even when the motivation is not there? Let me know – I would love to hear from you!
*NOT ALL OF THE TIME ARE YOUR REASONS EXCUSES – so before I get any “hate mail” regarding my stance on excuses/reasons… breathe and put away the keyboard internet army…*