Despite having to wake up at 6.30 am, I find it 10 times easier to exercise on a weekday than on a weekend. If it doesn’t happen right away, I can find it really hard to get motivated. The longer I put off the a workout, the more likely it won’t happen…which explains why I almost never workout in the evening. I know I’ll be fine once my trainers are on but getting out the door remains a challenge.
Am I talking about today morning? No…maybe…yes 😳 I knew I should have gone as soon as I woke up. If only my oatmeal didn’t seem like the better option at the time. Fortunately I did make it to the gym. The prospect of catching up on celeb gossip mags (my guilty pleasure ) on the cross trainer did the trick…as did remembering a few of my favorite exercise mantras. These always help change my state of mind:
- There are 168 hours in the week, I’m only asking for 7 of them
- You’re just one workout away from a good mood
- No hurt, no mini skirt
- When your legs feel tired, run with your heart
- Pain is temporary, pride is forever
What works for you when exercise motivation is close to zilch?