Like many people, I’ve become a morning person not by choice but by necessity. My new job requires a longer commute that takes night workouts out of the picture. I’ve always preferred working out in the mornings anyways, but to fit it in now, I need to wake up at 5 a.m. and be at the gym by 5:30. This coming from a girl who, two short months ago, was lucky to wake up by 9 a.m.
A 5 a.m. wake-up call is mostly terrible, but somehow I’ve made it to my third week without quitting. (Not that I don’t take a day off here and there, because wow, 5 a.m. is early.) I know this is a cliché, but if I can do it, truly, honestly, anyone can. If you’re in the same boat, here’s what I’ve learned so far about making early morning workouts happen. Results may vary.