Get Dressed In Your Workout Clothes When You Don'T Feel Like Exercising
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Often when I find myself talking myself out of a workout, I decide, "OK, I'm not going to work out, but I'm going to wear my gym clothes around the house." The simple task of getting dressed for it usually leads to me working out in some form or other, even if I don't end up in the gym
I've done this one article at a time before. "I'm not going to work out, but I'm going to wear my..." Sports bra, running shoes, yoga pants, tie my hair back...etc.
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Even if I don't feel like exercising, or ESPECIALLY if I don't feel like exercising, I go ahead and put on my workout clothes and running shoes. Then I think, "Well I'm already dressed, I might as well go!" It works pretty much every time and helps keep my accountable to myself and my program!
Whenever I don't feel like exercising, I tell myself, "I'll get dressed first then see how I feel." Once I'm dressed, it's as easy as walking out the front door. This keeps me honest in how I really feel about exercising.
90% of the time, I end up exercising anyway. I think it's the extra step of putting on exercise clothes which seems like a larger barrier than it really is.
On the days I don't feel like working out, I make myself change into my comfy workout clothes and put on my tennis shoes. I find that, after I am dressed and ready to go, I am 90% more likely to workout than if I had stayed in my jeans or dress clothes. Now, I automatically change when I get home!
Just put your tennies and some high-energy music on. You'll feel better!
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