The 10 Worst Parts About Morning Workouts

There are two types of people in this world, morning people and everyone else. I'm a morning person. I love waking up early! But ask me to wake up before 6am to workout before work and I turn into a raging dragon woman.

These are the 10 worst parts about waking up to workout.

1. Waking Up

It's terrifying when your alarm goes off that early. And if you happen to wake up a few minutes before your alarm GOD HELP YOU. IT'S DISORIENTING!

2. Getting Out Of Bed.

Inside your bed it is warm and wonderful. Outside your bed is cold and terrible. Why leave?

3. Debating Whether You Really Need To Go Workout

"You should sleep that cold is gong around"-Your brain says. "Just workout really hard another time."

4. Realizing You Wasted 15 Minutes Arguing With Yourself About Whether You Should Go To The Gym.

That's why as soon as that alarm goes off you have to fling yourself out of your bed! Literally throw your body weight and find coffee ASAP.

5. Trying To Put on Spandex At 5 In The Morning.

Why is spandex so difficult to get on that early in the morning?

6. Trying To Pack Your Work Bag And A Change Of Clothes.

Then getting to the gym and realizing you forgot work shoes and underwear.

7. Trying to Wake Up.

There's nothing worse than jumping into a workout with cold muscles.

8. Showering At The Gym.

Unless you go to a snazzy boutique gym, everyone is going to be up in your business. And if you're a girl the locker room is like a zoo! People are very territorial.

9. Getting Ready For Work At The Gym.

#Wet Hair Dont Care. God bless the pony tail.

10. Coming To The Realization That Working Out In The Morning Is Always Better Than Sleeping In.

No matter the struggle to get there, you never regret working out in the morning. In fact it puts you in a better place to really attack your day. Lord knows I hate waking up early for a workout but if you're like me, CLICK HERE for some tips and tricks about dragging yourself out of bed. That's what I do. Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.