get your ass up at 4:30 am to go to the gym. it’s the only way i can make sure i get my workouts in. (i do allow myself to sleep in to the leisurely hour of 4:50 or 5:10 depending on the day’s workout.) i put my alarm across the room so i must get up to shut it off, then while i’m up i throw together a protein shake, change, brush the teeth, and head out for the gym’s 5:30 opening. get back home around 6:40 or so, hit the shower and get to work for 8:30. of course sleep does seem more appealing, but it’s the conscious choice i make to make me and my body a priority.
the first couple of weeks are a bit brutal with this routine, but soon enough it becomes very easy. i’m usually up before the alarm in fact. and if i’m not up, i get up for the alarm, go through the motions and usually i’m at the gym before i’m fully awake and/or could justify an excuse to not go. i work late often and have a 40-60 minute commute, so it would be more than easy for me to miss nighttime w/os. this is a routine that has served me very well for 3+ years (with a recent 6 month reprieve that we won’t talk about now that it is firmly in the past.)
there are other factors like your diet (which i’m sure you know about since know about t-mag) which will effect how you feel throughout the day.
oh- and i do get to bed around 8:30 or 9:00 at the latest!