I play uplifting energizing music on the way to the gym by the time I hit the exit to my house my brain says to the gym and stat.
Yea, I play my favorite club music; it frequently has me spazzing about with extra energy out of nowhere.
it's about getting my butt on the way there, then I'm ALWAYS glad I went once I get started. It's the excuse-making that gets me, these days a lot of "I guess it'll be better if I wait for tomorrow when I have more energy", which usually turns into a 3-day lapse very easily.
Totally: I had taken a 2-day break a while back and it turned out to be the toughest week I had once I got back into it.
I feel that way all of the time after work. The only way for me to consistently get in a workout is to exercise in the morning. That way, no matter how mentally drained I am at the end of the day, I've already got my work out in. I'm on auto pilot in the mornings...I roll out of bed, put on my gym clothes, and I'm out the door.
Yea, that's exactly what I do lol. I never understood those that would workout before bed when they had the option to do so much earlier. One would think that working out in the morning would completely drain you & leave no energy for the rest of the day, but I have found that I am quite energetic instead.
That's a good idea, but then you have to have the willpower to go to bed early
Maybe I can try this tomorrow and see what it's like.
That is true, but from my experience, it's not as tough going to bed on time when I'm working out =) Did it work well for you?
Honestly? It's pure, bull-headed perseverance, followed by some level of adaptation. [...] I think we all probably have a good reserve of stubbornness just given that we're vegans, though.
And finally, what helps me the most, imho, is taking Vega's pre-workout energizer, or something similar. That burst of healthy sources of caffeine & cards starts motivating me before I've even taken it lol. Taking Ionic magnesium has a nice effect some nights, herbs for relaxation before bed (valerian, kava kava, passion flower, skullcap, etc., although these days L-Theanine has been pretty interesting), with melatonin helps me "be responsible" when is rather stay up all night playing computer games or watching tv lol. I've had trouble sleeping since I was approx 7, and these help me a good deal.