When You Don’t Want To Exercise!
We all know the feelings. It’s been a bad, long day at work and you just want to sit on the couch, watch some television, and forget about the miserable day.There’s no way you can get dressed, drive to the gym, and perform more work by jogging or lifting weights.
These tips are designed to give you an extra boost – an extra push of energy when you just don’t feel like exercising.
Think about the after effects
You shouldn’t think about the actual act of exercising, think about the after effects. Keep in mind how great you will feel after you’re done working out.
When you get home, change into your gym clothes. This way, there’s one less obstacle standing in your way of exercising.
Get some caffeine
If you don’t want to work out, reward yourself first. Go get a diet soda or coffee. While they may not be healthiest to drink, you can reward yourself by having one before you workout. Not only can this be an encouragement to go to the gym, but the caffeine both contain will give you an extra shot of energy when you workout. It could even speed up your metabolism briefly.
Track your progress
Keep a fitness journal and you’re not as likely to put off working out for another day. Putting everything in black and white is a good way to get visible, concrete evidence of your efforts. It can be part guilt, or part urge to continue your progress, whatever it is – seeing how long and how hard you have been exercising for the past several days/weeks/months makes you want to go workout.
Change it up
You may not have the urge to exercise today because you’re tired or burnt out. One of the best ways to rejuvenate your exercise routine is to switch it up. If you run every day, try something new – go swimming. Play some basketball. Start a dance class. Do something that you haven’t done before and add that to your exercise mix.
If nothing works motivating you to exercise, at the very least do something. Walk for 5 or 10 minutes, ride a bike down the street, anything. This keeps your routine of working out everyday going, gets your blood flowing faster, elevates your heart rate, and is just overall good for you