“I’m just not able to make it.”
“Well I work from _____ to ____ so I don’t have time to workout”
“I can’t wake up that early”
I have heard every single excuse possible as to why you aren’t able to get a workout in during the day. They’re normally a variation on what you see above, with a small personal twist for each personal situation.
Are these all valid reasons for not participating in some kind of physical activity?
No actually, they aren’t.
Well, of course, they’re the reason you’ve told yourself as to why you didn’t actually physically make it to the gym. Unfortunately, those good intentions don’t turn into fitness accomplishments.
You can’t oversleep your way to your first pull up or lose body fat by “running out of time that day.”
I know you’re busy. The days are long. Everyone wants a piece of your time. Now you’ve even got me, your coach, barking at you to find more hours in the day so you can work out.
So what’s a great way to make sure you get your workout in for the day, without having to mess with the rest of your schedule? No having to hear complaints from your kids, boss or whoever else wants your attention …?
Get it done before all of them wake up. I know, not groundbreaking. No magic pill or formula. Just go to bed 30-60 minutes earlier so that you can wake up 30-60 earlier.
Here’s one of the best parts about working out in the morning; it is 100% YOUR TIME.
There’s nobody around to get in your way, to tell you to stop, to ask for your time and attention. You can carve out however much time you like, to participate in something that’s only for you. Then you get to reap the rewards of your hard work and dedication without having to mess with anyone else's schedule.
Give yourself a chance to be successful by making time for you! Getting it done in the early morning is one of the more productive methods I have seen people implement that not only takes effect on the body but even more so the brain. So try it out for 30 days. Pick 2-3 days during the week where you commit to an early wake-up time. See how you feel on those early workout days versus your sleep in days. I have a feeling you’ll be pleasantly surprised.