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Great list. I lack motivation to work out every single day and I am good in making excuses. So I have to force myself to put on my workout clothes and shoes. Normally when I go running I literally have to climb a hill at the beginning and I hate it, but once I am on top of it I know that I already mastered the hardest parts of the workout and I feel great.
By: Nicole Nichols
We all have the days where we plan to work out and know that we should, but when it's time to lace up your shoes and go…You. Just. Don't. Wanna.
I have those days, too, but when I remind myself how GOOD exercise makes me feel, and how it will help me reach my goals, I generally suck it up and do it anyway. Getting started really is the hardest part. Once you get going, you're generally glad you did. And when it's over, you feel even better.
But some people have less willpower or dedication. Some give in to the temptation to skip exercise too easily. While that's fine once in a while, it can become a hard habit to break if you skip out on your workouts too often.
So recently, I polled SparkPeople members, asking what THEY do to motivate themselves when they don't feel like exercising. Let me tell you: These people are a creative bunch. The next time you feel less-than-enthusiastic about your upcoming exercise session, take their advice. Here are 40 things you can do (or think about) to get your workout motivation back—and get moving.
SparkPeople members answer: "When I don't feel like working out, I ___."
click the link below to view some very helpful tips:
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” John Burroughs