Raise your hand if the only time of day that you could possibly squeeze in a workout coincides precisely with the time of day in which you are catching those last few precious moments of sleep before the kids start demanding breakfast. Keep your hand up if you’re pretty sure that “early morning workout” is something you’re never going to experience.
Yeah. I hear you. In fact, I spent most of my life actively avoiding setting an alarm. But then life conspired against me and I had no choice but to wake up to the dark of morning to squeeze in a run before my husband left for work. Believe me, if I could have figured out another way, I would have done it. However, having managed to wake up before my kids at least 3 days a week for the past 3 months, I feel fairly confident in saying that you can do it too.
It’s tricky, and it’s not always easy, but I will vouch for it being worth it to start the day with a burst of energy and exhilaration that comes with doing something difficult. Not to mention having some time to hear myself think before I start in on 12 hours of, “Mo-om, I want something . . . white to eat. Maybe that comes in a yellow wrapper.”
So here’s what you do:
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