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Old 02-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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What motivates you in the morning to get out of bed and go to the gym? I used to have issues with not wanting to get out of bed, wanting to sleep in a bit longer. But I have found that if I have all my stuff ready and see it when I hop out of bed, I get my butt to the gym because I have taken the time to get it ready. I also set my alarm on the other side of the room so I have to get up to shut it off, and when I do, my gym bag is there waiting for me.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I make sure to go to bed early enough that when I get up I have somewhere between 6 and 8 hours of sleep and even if I do not feel motivated that day I still go. Better to have a "meh" training session than no training session.

My motivation to go train in the morning comes from not having time to go any other time haha.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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The early morning is my only window to train, so if I miss it, it's a big deal. My motivation comes from seeing how far I've come via my training.
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I am a morning person so I do not have issues with getting out of bed to work out. I prefer to get up early.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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I hate getting up early. But if I do not, then I have to work out later in the evening and that means less time with the family. So for me, if I get up early it is a win win situation for me.
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The early morning is my only window to train, so if I miss it, it's a big deal. My motivation comes from seeing how far I've come via my training.
This is how I feel as well. If I can not train first thing in the morning, I will have to wait until the next day. And when I see results, I am motivated to do way more.
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I'm not a morning lifter, but when I'm tempted to skip, I just show up and do that first warm-up set...after that, it's easy (and often a really good WO).
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Time is extremely precious for me. Knowing I won't really have another chance during the day without sacrificing something I need to do makes me get up and go. Having a deadline helps my workouts. Also, trying to lift after work SUCKS. Cooking is a workout of its own.
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Time is extremely precious for me. Knowing I won't really have another chance during the day without sacrificing something I need to do makes me get up and go. Having a deadline helps my workouts. Also, trying to lift after work SUCKS. Cooking is a workout of its own.
I agree. I love to cook but hate the mess that it makes. Sometimes I have to work out after work and it stinks.
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