- Set a Goal
Create your workout schedule for the coming week. Schedule your morning workout just as you would an appointment. You’re more likely to follow your morning workout routine if you write it down.
- Make Friends at the Gym
If you don't have an exercise buddy yet, chances are you will make one after a few weeks of sticking to a morning workout routine at your gym. You'll become familiar with the regulars who also exercise there that time of day.
- Load Workout Music Onto Your iPod
Research has shown that listening to music when you exercise can produce positive thoughts and help offset fatigue.
- Prepare your things the night before you workout
To follow through on a morning workout routine, it helps to lay out your exercise clothes and equipment the night before. That way you don’t waste any time getting dressed and ready for your workout.
- Reward yourself
If you meet your exercise goals and get up early four out of five days to work out for an hour, do something nice for yourself at the end of the week, like getting a manicure, seeing a new movie with a friend, or going to a baseball game. This will really make you feel good.
- Have a Better Breakfast
You may want to eat something quick, like a banana or a handful of almonds, to give you a boost of energy before your workout routine. Then after you cool down, have your real breakfast and make it special as a reward for your efforts. But don’t sabotage your exercise efforts by eating a high-fat muffin or bacon. If you promise yourself a healthy, satisfying breakfast, such as eggs with veggies or oatmeal with fruit and nuts, when you get back, this will also be a good motivator for you.