As winter approaches and the days get colder and shorter, it gets harder and harder to wake up early for a workout. No matter how much resolve you have when you go to bed, the sound of your alarm clock feels like an assault, especially when you know you can just roll over and enjoy another hour of sleep.
Newton’s first law supports the struggle. It goes something like this: A body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest. Several hours in a warm, comfy bed is definitely a body at rest. I don’t know anyone who enjoys the sound of their alarm clock. Even those people who religiously get up early every day have to resist the temptation to go back to sleep. They get up because they know the discomfort only lasts for a few minutes.
The best way to get past this challenge is to get up immediately, put on workout gear and head out the door. Don’t think about it, just do it. Expect it to be difficult but do it anyway. Get up! All winter, five mornings a week, just get up! If you make that commitment, when March rolls around next year, you won’t be scrambling to get in shape.
Come on…get up!!