We all skip work out from time to time because life tends to get in the way. But on some occasions, we skip because we simply feel tired or just really don’t want to go work out after an already long day of work. Here are a few quick tips to encourage you to not skip out on your fitness routine.
Remind yourself why you are working out: Whether you’re working to lose weight or training in a sport like boxing or muay thai, remind yourself of why you started in the first place. Don’t be afraid to call on your support system - your friends and family - for a little bit of motivation. If all else fails, there are plenty of motivational blogs, quotes and videos on line.
Plan a treat: Having some sort of reward planed after your work out will give you something to look forward to, especially after a long day. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath or indulging in your favorite snack, plan on doing something enjoyable after your work out.
Pump yourself up: Listening to upbeat music can do wonders for your state of mind. So listen to something that makes you happy and makes you want to move. You’ll feel less tired and your mood will improve.
Think of the Endorphins: These happy molecules are released after a good work out and will give you a natural high. Remember how great you felt after that one really intense workout or Cross Fit class? You’ll actually feel better and probably be less tired, especially if your day job involves a lot of sitting.
Stop thinking about it and go: Sometimes, you just have to stop thinking of all of the reasons that you should skip your work out today and just drive to your gym. If you live in Los Angeles and have to sit in traffic, continue to not think about it until you get there. This is where it helps to have a personal trainer in Los Angeles, or be involved in a group class, like Los Angeles Cross Fit. Once you get in and get going, you will want to keep going.
Not every day in life is perfect, or easy. But you do have the choice of staying committed to your goals, and in the end, that’s a small battle that you will have won.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding thousands of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.