My one year anniversary of working out is on the 18th and the last thing I want to admit is a loss of momentum because that’s not really it. I really do love working out. I love pushing my body to do things that I never thought I’d be able to do and I consider the soreness and the inability to even squat down to sit on the toilet a triumph because it means that I was strong enough to challenge myself to push harder. It’s just some days are harder to get up and get motivated than others.
But when I go and the work out begins, I’m immediately elated that I went. I won’t spend the rest of the day wondering if I should’ve pushed myself to go or if being tired was a good enough excuse to miss. Do you ever feel this way?
Here are some things I’m trying to do to help motivate myself not to skip a day of working out.
1. I put my workout clothes on when I wake up. So when I get home from drop off and I’m sitting in front of my computer answering emails, I’m already dressed for workout. #elimateexcuses
2. I text a friend to tell them I’m coming. There’s no greater motivation than accountability. When I tell someone I’m going I don’t want to answer a million questions about why I was too lazy to make it after all.
3. I plan my day around my 9am workout. Now this works for me 80% of the time, but I truly do. I let people know my availability to talk or meet starts after 10am. If I’m unavailable, I have no excuse.
Do you have things you do to motivate yourself to make sure you get in your daily workout?