I used to make excuses for not going to the gym because there wasn't time to get my bag together. Now when I come home, I take the dirty clothes out and immediately pack my bag so I it is ready to go. No more excuses.
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Some days I find it difficult to motivate myself to go to the gym. Instead of getting dressed in regular clothes to take my daughter to school I put on my gym clothes and shoes (even if it's an hour or two before going). It's harder to talk myself out of going if I've already gotten dressed. I know many people work, so this is not an option but you could make a point to change into your gym clothes before leaving work so you have no excuses on your way home.
Getting to the gym or to a class is hard by myself. But having a friend or trainer who expects me to meet them keeps me accountable and motivates me to get there. I can make all sorts of excuses to myself (family needs, I'm tired, I'll work out later or tomorrow) but those are just excuses. Having a person who expects me to be somewhere (class, gym) gives me a reason to go.
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