Every night, before I go to bed I say to myself, "OK, tomorrow morning, I'm going to get up with my husband at 5:50AM, I'm going to have a light breakfast, run on the treadmill for a half hour, shower and go to work." Guess what? It NEVER happens, at 5:50AM I want to SLEEP. I end up hitting snooze three times before I actualy get up at 7:00AM, which doesn't leave any time for excersie. I want to be motivated in the morning. Any suggestions?
Are you a "morning" person? Maybe morning isn't the best time for you to try to exercise. I agree that it's nice to get it out of the way, but if your biological clock isn't set up that way, there might be better times to do it. Also, if running on the treadmill is something that you dread doing, perhaps there are better exercise options. It needs to be fun, and it needs to be something you feel you can do for the long haul.
Although I lost all of my weight during a time when I was working day shift, I found it impossible to get up an hour earlier than normal in order to workout so I worked out after work which was also difficult because I was tired after working all day. But I did it because I wanted to lose my weight more than anything else and today, I'm happy I did. Now in maintenance I work swing shift which means I can sleep in each morning, get up and while feeling rested work out before work which has been great. I wish that I would have been working swing shift during my weight loss. Life's challenges! If possible get your 30 minutes 3 times a week, after work.
Thanks for the input. I do love running on the treamill, SUCH a stress reliever for me with music loud in my head.
The main reasons I want to get it over with in the morning is because I like to spend time at night with my husband after I cook dinner, and I figure, if he can get up that early and go to work, I can get up too! We go to bed at the same time!
I think I'll plan for the next couple of weeks to get up earlier on the weekends and work-out right away, maybe that will condition me better for the weekdays.