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8 Stages of how it feels to wake up early to work out

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

Getting up and working out is an excellent goal to make, and often early-morning workouts are the only ones we can fit into our busy day. That being said, it may not be all that easy to hop out of bed when that alarm rings at 5 a.m. Here's what we go through before we actually step one foot out of bed.

1. "Nope"

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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Just, no. It's not that time, is it? The sun isn't up, the birds are not chirping and it's too cozy here.

2. "Just a few more minutes"

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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Extension of the "nope" stage, the snooze button ensures that we get another nine-minute block of sleep. Is it worth it?

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3. "I should get out of bed right now"

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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Once you get through the first two stages, your eyes probably open. What's next?

4. "I just can't do this today... maybe tomorrow"

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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Just a few more minutes of shut-eye. Plz.

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5. "Well… maybe I'll just stretch here in bed"

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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You've planted seeds of motivation in your brain. You can feel them start sprouting now.

6. "Let's get going — I'm going to be a badass today"

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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A self pep talk is definitely where it's at.

7. "This is definitely going to be so worth it. I can do this."

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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Memories of endorphins and that post-workout glow are coming back.

8. "I cannot wait to get going"

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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Kick off those covers and hop out of bed. Good job!

9. And then the afternoon rolls around

8 Things we all think when we get up way too early to exercise

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More: The 7 Stages of being wide awake when all you want to do is sleep

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