Brrrr I have not been wanting to get out of bed these last couple of days, we're finally getting some cool weather YAY~! These last couple of weeks I had become a bit sporadic with my routine of getting up and going to gym, so I feel a bit like I've got to create the habit again... and as usual the body and mind are protesting a bit! A few more weeks of getting up at 5am will see me right, and I wont have to think about it anymore.
Some tricks I use to get myself out of bed on a cool dark morning:
"If you dont get up and go to gym, you have to get up and do housework instead" (hmmm... gym or housework, I know which one I prefer!! I'm good at making deals with myself!)
"Who do you want to be today, the old me, or the NEW me???"
or my favourites...
"Just get up you lazy sh!t!!!!"
"GET UP GET UP GET UP GET UP GET UP" etc until I drive myself crazy and get up.
Sometimes I deliberately park my car behind OH's, then I have to get up and go to gym otherwise I block him in and make him late for work.
Alternatively I ask OH to turn the bedroom light on when he gets up (usually 5 minutes before me), so then there is NO excuse!
Put the alarm clock out of reach, so I have to get out of bed to switch it off. Usually the other side of the room is good, unless you make the mistake of jumping straight back in bed - then its all over!!
Make promises to the dogs that I WILL walk them in the morning... I actually sit down, look them in the eye and promise them. There is then NO WAY that I can look at their happy faces and break that promise!
Anyway, just over a week until I can up the intensity, and I cant wait! Plain old steady state cardio gets a bit old when its all you can do for a couple of weeks! I want my shoulders back!!!!
Til next time...