I'd start with 1 morning a week.
When I first started exercising in the mornings (almost 14 years ago now) I used to reward myself with a nice breakfast after. For the first year or so I used to have internal verbal battles every day my alarm went off that went something like this,
"I'm going to turn off the alarm and go back to sleep."
"Get to the gym, fat@ss."
After awhile, I stopped having this mental battle because I'd always end up at the gym (I've NEVER chosen to go back to sleep in the 14 years) and it was easier to get up and go without the fight. I DID used to call myself names because I needed to remind myself why I was going to the gym, you of course can be nicer, I'm just saying what worked for me.
Other things that really help me:
setting alarm extra early and allowing for 2-4 snooze button pushes. But once you're out of snoozes, then I MUST get up. No excuses.
learn to make coffee while still half asleep
turn on all the lights once out of bed.
As I said, YMMV but I haven't missed a workout in 14 years, so I think my system works pretty well.
Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 11/28/2013 (05:50)
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