We’ve all had those days.
It’s tough to get out of bed. Once you do, it’s tough to get much going. After work, it’s tough to do anything but plop down on the couch and flip on the TV.
You know you have a workout to get done, and you’ve been on track until now. But the idea of doing something physical at this point seems daunting.
Around this time, we start feeling guilty for thinking about skipping a workout. After all, we’ve been so good about staying on track this time around, and results are starting to show.
Then we start with the excuses. We’ve got to kick this nagging feeling of guilt somehow, so we justify not going.
I’ll just do it tomorrow.
I’m tired. It’s been a tough day. I need a break.
I’ll just reschedule my rest day.
Deep down we know these are bullshit excuses, but we convince ourselves otherwise to salvage our self-esteem.
Sound familiar? Here’s the solution.
When you’re feeling like this, just make an effort to change into your workout attire. That’s it. Just change clothes. That’s all you have to focus on.
When you do, just get to the gym. That’s it. Don’t focus on your workout at all. Just worry about getting there.
Once you’re there, just go inside. Don’t let any thoughts of exercise enter your mind at all. Just get up and walk in the door.
You’re going to find that once you’re actually there, your body has more energy than your mind gave it credit for. The first thing to break is always the mind. If you can take steps to counter your mind, you can do anything.
Breaking up a daunting task into small, less daunting steps, you’re going to be 100% more likely to stay on track this time around.Found this post useful and want more? Subscribe to our Blog feed
About TravisTravis Steffen is a Master Trainer and founder of WorkoutBOX. After years of experience training professional athletes and thousands of others just like you, he knows exactly what it takes to get you in serious shape. Follow his expert guidance and you're guaranteed to get amazing results.Want to hear even more of what Travis has to say? Keep in touch with him on Facebook and Twitter!
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