29 Thoughts You've Definitely Had Before An Early Morning Workout

29 Thoughts You've Definitely Had Before An Early Morning Workout

Whether you’re an early riser or “don’t wake me unless there’s a fire” kind of person, a morning workout can be tough. Your alarm goes off, and the bargaining begins: I’ll exercise tonight. I need my sleep. I don’t care if I turn into a blob with ears… just let me sleeeeep!

But you get up, get ready, and go for that run — because you know you’ll feel like a champion afterward. If you typically squeeze in your workout before the sun rises, these thoughts will definitely sound familiar.

6:00: WHAT IS THAT SOUND?! Where am I?! Oh no… no no no.

6:01: Hey, snooze button, old pal. I just need five more minutes of sleep and then I’m sure I’ll feel super energized.

6:06: Nope, still way too early. Seriously, whose idea was it to work out this early? What was Last Night Me thinking? Last Night Me is the worst.

6:07: I mean, can anyone even prove, scientifically, that exercise is good for you?

6:08: Come on, self. You can do this. Think about how good you’ll feel afterward.

6:09: It was so much warmer under the covers.

6:10: Maybe I can just work out in my pajamas. Flannel is moisture-wicking, right?

6:15: Fine, I’ll get my gear on.

6:20: Does coffee count as a pre-workout supplement?

6:25: I’m ready. No backing out now. I’m going to be happy I did this when I can relax on the couch after work.

6:30: Here we go. I love this song! Alright, I got this.

6:33: I’m so tired, I can’t even feel my muscles. Maybe this won’t be so bad!

6:34: Wait, nope, now I definitely feel my muscles.

6:40: Um, good thing I’m working out at home today, since I definitely forgot to brush my hair. And also my teeth.

6:45: Seriously, I look like a hamster going through a rough patch. How do other people look so perfect when they’re working out?

6:48: And how do they have so much energy?! Are they all retired Olympians?

6:50: Stop comparing yourself! You got up before dawn to work out! You’re a warrior! Showing up is half the battle!

6:55: The other half of this battle might end with me on the floor.

6:59: It should be a crime to sweat this much before 7 a.m.

7:00: What does this trainer mean, “take it up a notch?” I’m fully notched! There are no more notches!

7:10: Okay, I’m starting to feel it. I’m in the zone. I’m going look like Gal Gadot by the end of this workout.

7:15: Wow, I’m on another level! I’m riding high! I’m killing it!

7:16: Actually, I might throw up.

7:18: Should I stop here? I still have to shower and eat breakfast… ooh, breakfast.

7:20: Seriously, what if I’m late for work? I should definitely stop. Isn’t 50 minutes basically an hour?

7:21: Don’t give up now. You’re a champ! You’re sweating out demons!

7:27: Lady Gaga is all that’s getting me through these last few minutes.

7:30: YOU DID IT! You are strong and powerful and you can get through anything and you’re going to change the world today! You crushed it! Yay endorphins!

7:32: Honestly, working out in the morning isn’t so bad. Maybe I’ll set my alarm for that 5:45 HIIT workout tomorrow.

Chelsea Frank


Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.