If it's viable, run/walk rather than taking the car to the gym. You'll do most of your cardio, so by the time you get to the gym you can focus on the less tiring bits of your workout AND you'll be so relieved you made it, you'll have positive associations of the gym!
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So, the last thing I wanted to do after work today was run to the gym. I spend most of my day being active caring for my patients at the hospital I googled how many calories I burn in spending roughly 2 hours per day actively involved with assisting patients: 272 calories per hour! This cannot be a daily excuse to hit the gym because moving patient's certainly does NOT elevate my heart rate like a trip to the gym, but it's nice to know I don't have to beat myself up if I don't make it either!
Every week I change my days off if I can, so that my body does not get used to the same routine. I also switch up my activities. So, although I train for a 5k, I'm not always running at the gym. I don't always do the same DVD. Once I can finish a DVD without hurting too much, I move to a different style (toning, or abs, or dance, etc.)
I don't get bored. My body doesn't get used to exercise, and I work towards avoiding the plateau
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