If I can open my eyes, I can get vertical. If I can get vertical, I can get dressed, drink coffee, and drive to the boathouse. If I can get to the boathouse, I can walk to the dock, get in the boat, and get out on the water.
That's when I really wake up.
Do whatever you have to do to get to your "boat," whether it's the gym, the trail, or a morning meditation. Repeat after me, "If I can open my eyes..."