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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.
- Submitted by JUST_SIMONE 4/28/2010 in Exercise | 46 Comments
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KATEM200 2/18/2012 9:09:00 AM

    I agree on this one. I also use the "I"m not going to run, I'll just walk" excuse to bribe myself to get out the door. 90% of the time I end up running.
CONNIE1-11 4/28/2010 3:56:00 AM

LAINYC 2/18/2012 2:38:00 PM

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CYNTSATIONAL 2/18/2012 9:08:00 AM

    I put my workout clothes on before I leave work. Therefore I'm already dressed and I don't have to go home and get side tracked. And because I work in a casual setting I can sometimes put my workout clothes and sneak in a lunch walk.
CHACHAOREO 2/18/2012 5:20:00 AM

    It,s like seeing is believing--if you see yourself in your exercise clothes than your mind believes it wants to go!!!
AMBER461 10/20/2015 10:41:00 PM

    Great idea, thanks for sharing.
HYATTI1 1/7/2015 5:37:00 PM

BANNERMAN 1/6/2015 1:49:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
PREPAREMYTEMPLE 1/5/2015 10:11:00 PM

    Great idea emoticon
MOMMAKNOWSBEST 1/5/2015 6:19:00 PM

DELLMEL 1/5/2015 4:33:00 PM

SWEETTOOTH712 1/5/2015 10:58:00 AM

    Excellent idea!
LEANMEAN2 1/5/2015 7:49:00 AM

    I agree!
AMBER461 12/12/2014 7:46:00 PM

    Great idea, thanks for sharing.
KHALIA2 12/9/2014 11:35:00 PM

1DAY-ATA-TIME 12/9/2014 10:11:00 PM

On my days off, I dress in my workout clothes. one less excuse
BANNERMAN 12/9/2014 6:53:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
DELLMEL 12/9/2014 5:17:00 PM

PROPMAN1 12/9/2014 1:29:00 PM

    Great idea. Thanks.
PROPMAN1 12/9/2014 1:29:00 PM

    Great idea. Thanks.
VAINVT 12/9/2014 7:50:00 AM

    Me too. I want to change out of those workout clothes, so my incentive is once I've dressed, do it!
IDLETYME 12/9/2014 6:31:00 AM

    Great idea - thanks for sharing! emoticon
THROOPER62 12/9/2014 5:51:00 AM

JONEC14333 2/21/2012 5:15:00 PM

    Exercise clothes are just more comfy anyway, right?
RHMORTON 2/20/2012 8:56:00 AM

    Great tip.
SEPTLEFTY 2/19/2012 4:40:00 PM

    Keep going,going,going.
BLUSTAR 2/18/2012 6:36:00 PM

    thank you for sharing...
SHUNTER225 2/18/2012 6:30:00 PM

    I am thankful for this tip because I have been neglecting to get back to walking and even though I love it, told myself that maybe I am tired of walking. I will change at work like I used to do, even when my mind is saying I don't feel like it and see what happens. I am sure this will work, thank you. I have been feeling like I am the only one who does this and I am glad I have SparkPeople like you who share their experiences!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
MAMACITADEBI 2/18/2012 5:09:00 PM

    Great idea!!! Sometimes I get very lazy and I know I need to get up off my keester and move!!!
XINXIN 2/18/2012 3:59:00 PM

    I should try this. emoticon
SEAJESS 2/18/2012 3:14:00 PM

    I'm going to try this RIGHT NOW.... gray, raining and windy day.... I DON'T feel like doing a run!
KJOHANEK1 2/18/2012 1:55:00 PM

    So true - I know if I am wavering at all if I just put on my workout clothes I will inevitably hit the gym.
JUSGETTENBY42 2/18/2012 1:49:00 PM

    emoticon idea
LVMAMAW 2/18/2012 11:12:00 AM

    Yes, this does work and is a great tip! Thanks for sharing! emoticon
CAROLYNINJOY1 2/18/2012 10:07:00 AM

COOKI3123 2/18/2012 9:43:00 AM

    Yes, I've tried this and "most" times it works.
SARHOD99 2/18/2012 9:26:00 AM

    This works for me too! If I don't feel like doing anything, I put everything on and then I HAVE to do something.
BHANDDT 2/18/2012 9:20:00 AM

    Good one, Ill try that
VALANIS9335 2/18/2012 9:18:00 AM

    I've done this too and it works for me as well! emoticon
W5VEOTX 2/18/2012 8:17:00 AM

    Great idea
SONYALATRECE 2/18/2012 8:13:00 AM

    I do this too.
PUDLECRAZY 2/18/2012 5:45:00 AM

    I like that idea.
FERNCREST 7/26/2010 4:22:00 PM

    Oh yea, I've done that before!!! If I don't go to the gym I usually will do pushups, crunches, squats and lunges. Only cause I feel guilty Ha
FORTKATE 5/24/2010 4:18:00 PM

    This works for me also! Thanks for sharing!
MBVMFLUTIST 5/16/2010 9:00:00 AM

    This is a good one! :)
CMBELISLE 5/16/2010 8:11:00 AM

    I've done this when I was worried I might not get around to doing the workout I wanted to do. I usually work out in the morning, but one day I wanted to go for a run/walk after dinner, so I changed into my workout clothes before fixing dinner and it worked.

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