Morning workout: 1, Snooze button: 1 = FITNESS OPPORTUNITY

The snooze buzz hasn’t always been tied with me. I did conquer the snooze button in our epic battle last time we met.

Today, I am sad to report that I lost the battle. The snooze button did have outside help…my husband sleeping in, my pups who wanted to cuddle, and of course my cat (who is slightly evil and may have been trying to sabotage me):

My cat, Oliver, keeping me in bed

To be honest, it has been incredibly difficult for me to motivate myself to get up and workout. I wish another time of day to get my 20 minutes in that my doctor prescribed for me everyday…but morning really is the only time. The days I wake up and workout I am a lot happier and I feel like there is great momentum…it is pulling myself out of bed that is so hard.

They say it takes 3 weeks to develop a habit, so I need to hunker down, and get this workout party started. I have an early meeting Thursday, but it will be my goal to get up and get my 20 minutes in tomorrow and Friday mornings.

To try to get myself in the mindset of working out, here are some inspirational quotes I found. Hopefully, they motivate me…and maybe they can help you, too!

How do you motivate yourself to exercise?

3 thoughts on “Morning workout: 1, Snooze button: 1 = FITNESS OPPORTUNITY

  1. Thanks for the post! I have been a bit obsessed about making/breaking habits myself lately… I think the 3 weeks to build a habit is a conservative estimate (perhaps 6 months depending on the habit!), but it is so worth persevering. I get up early everyday to fit in some exercise (sometimes even just a walk around the block which is what I did today :)) and it is such an important part of my life, especially for dealing with insulin resistance and maintaining good mental health. What gets me up is the thought that if I go I will feel great and it is worth it. Good luck!

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    • Thank you so much for sharing your journey with me. It makes it much easier for me to be motivated each day to hear the triumphs and experiences of other people. Your post truly inspired me and I will keep it in mind as I work to build this healthy habit!

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