Michelle Bridges says it's consistency, becoming robot minded, JFDI-ing it and pretty much what I like to call 'sucking it up, princess'.
Other's say it's simply about finding your motivation.
But here's my question - how do I get from A to B in the morning?
For a better explanation of what A and B actually are, please refer to Diagram 1.
A refers to Left, B refers to the right.
Actually honestly, B is only vaguely represented here because, lets face it, those weights are kinda small and weak and I can do better than that. Also, I'd probably be drug tested at the gym if I rocked up wore a smile like that throughout my workout. While we're at it, my hair never looks quite as tidy as A's, even after I'm up, so lets just call Diagram 1 a bit of a fallacy, but you get the idea!
Anyway, I digress - my question is to all of you seasoned athletes, how do I get from one to the other when it's 5:30am and -2 degrees outsite?
I thought I had it figured, I was in a routine, I was doing my robot thing (not to be confused with doing the robot), but now that it's winter I am the newly appointed mayor of struggle town.
The entire week my partner has been leaving the house at 6am to go to work and the entire week I have been packing my bag the night before and laying out my gym clothes, having my lunch ready to go and letting my alarm.
And the entire week I've told him "No, you go, I'll go to the gym tonight".
Today I finally bit the bullet, got up and got my butt into gear and left at the same time as him. And after thawing out (honestly, I could barely move by the time I reached the gym), I did my workout, walked to work and burned myself a happy 850 calories.
And I felt bloody good, and I thought to myself 'Yeah! That wasn't so bad, huh?! I'm going to do this again tomorrow!'
But I am extremely aware that tomorrow, the alarm will go off and only the memory of how good I felt after today's workout may not be quite enough to pull me through and get me to the gym when the alternative option is a warm, soft, soft, so soft bed.
I once lured myself out of bed with the promise that I would treat myself to a salmon bagel for breakfast once I was done with my workout and I ended up wanting that bagel so much that I had to get up (yet I still laid in bed for ten minutes trying to remember if there were any bagel shops between home and work that I could go to instead! Alas, there were none!)
So I implore you as the mayor of struggle town, please, share with me what gets YOU up in the morning?!