As much as you might ( or might not ) love exercising, there are some days when you just don’t feel like working out. This is perfectly normal and it’s ok to have these off days. Even professionals have them. So don’t be hard on yourself.
I like to be consistent when it comes to exercising. I find that the more workouts I skip, the harder it is for me to get back on track. Here is what I tell myself on those days when I’d rather curl up like a ball on the couch and just Netlix n’ chill:
- A small workout is better than no workout at all. It’s almost guaranteed that whenever I say I’m going to do a light workout I end up doing a full workout.
- Do what you love-have fun doing it. If you’re dreading the treadmill or lifting weights, go for a spinning class, yoga, pilates or even a long walk.
- I remind myself how good I feel after. I live for those post-workout endorphines.
- I look at my progress. Nothing keeps me going more than seeing how much my body and strength has improved and how much further I can go. Exercising is one of the best ways to boost your confidence.
- Get an energy or caffeine boost. Sometimes the answer is that simple. After a long day at work your energy levels are drained. A little pick-me-up energy booster or coffee can do wonders to get you going.
How do you motivate yourself to workout?