How to Wake Up for the Gym if You Aren’t a Morning Person

This is basically the struggle of my life. I love getting my workout over with, so I don’t have to think about it for the rest of the day. It’s also a great way to start the day off in a good mood, however, try convincing yourself of that in the wee hours of the morning when you are snuggling in a warm cocoon of happiness.

Here are some suggestions for getting your morning workout program started.

1) Figure out your schedule. Make it reasonable and then don’t let yourself sway from it.

2) Give yourself 30 minutes. If you’re running at 6:30am wake up at 6am. This gives you extra time to ease out of bed.

3) Have your workout clothes laid out the night before. The last thing you want to do in the morning is searching for that missing sports bra or matching shirt.


4) Have your iPod ready so you can stretch and wake up to music.

5) If possible run around your neighborhood, or workout near by. The more convenient the workout the fewer excuses you have to tell yourself not to get out of bed when the alarm goes off at 6am.

Remember it’s all about what works for you, and what makes you happy!

When do you like to workout? Are there any early morning tricks that I missed? Share below!


Freshmen 15

Have you ever wondered why so many college students gain the freshmen 15? Going to college is a big deal, and the habits we have consistently practiced our whole lives change.

1) Alcohol:
We start drinking a lot more than we will ever drink again.

2) Food:
We eat anything and everything all day every day.

3) Sleep:
We stay up late, pull all nighters, take lots of naps and overall develop bad sleeping habits.

Why? Because we can!

What this blog isn’t
– A guide to staying skinny in college
– How to avoid eating lots and lots of pizza

There is more to it than that! I want to empower people to live a healthy and happy life. I’m going to college out of state and it’s hard being away from family and friends. How do I deal with the changes and challenges of staying healthy you might ask…well you’ll just have to wait and see.😄


My name is Clare, and I just finished my first year of College in Illinois. I play on the school soccer team and love being outdoors. I grew up in the Bay Area and have lived there my whole life. The change from the city to rural Galesburg was a culture shock.

After my first term in College the true meaning of the “freshmen 15” sunk in. Even though I was still working out, the change in environment, weather and food took its toll. I hope to share my experiences, tips and journey for forming healthy habits and living life to its fullest.

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