When it’s dark and cold outside it’s really hard to get out of bed in the morning. The temptation to hit your snooze button just one more time can be greater than the desire to get your booty out of bed and your feet moving, especially if your first task of the day is to exercise. As tempting as it is to pull your comforter over your head and snuggle deep down into your pillow, there are some things you can do to make getting out of bed just a little easier. It starts with slinging your legs over the side of the bed and putting one foot in front of the other. Once you get going, you’ll be glad that you did! Check out the article below for tips to help get you motivated.
Posted by: Aemilia Madden, POPSUGAR
Stay Strong: How to Survive Working Out Through Winter
Let There Be Light
When it's dark in the morning, my first inclination is to just keep hitting snooze until I finally drag myself out of bed. To combat my early morning laziness, I've found one trick that seems to really work: turning on my light. As soon as my first alarm goes off, my arm shoots up and flips the switch, forcing me to be bathed in a warm glow. Soon, I'm out of bed and ready to get outdoors.
Warm Up Indoors
If I'm headed out on a run when the temperatures have dipped down, I wake up my mind and body with a quick warmup in the lobby of my apartment building. Sure, it looks a little silly if a neighbor catches me doing a few jumping jacks and high knees, but it's well worth it.
Most of the year, my go-to outfit is shorts and a t-shirt. But when I'm struggling to make it out in the chilly weather, cozy clothes make everything just a little bit better. Stylish outerwear like warm jackets (with reflective strips if possible) or even running gloves make my time spent outdoors much more bearable.
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