How many times does this happen to you….
You wake up, set your workout gear aside and tell yourself “I am going to workout this afternoon.”
Then you go to work, come home and say “I’ll workout after dinner.”
Then you sit down and say “I’ll workout after this one show.”
And then you go to bed and say “I’ll workout in tomorrow.”
A whole day has passed and you didn’t get your workout in.
How can you change that – – change your clothes.
The first thing to do if you have an afternoon workout planned is to change your clothes.
By changing from your work or daytime attire into your gym shorts and sports bra, it sets you up for your workout. It reminds you that you are planning on going for that run or that walk or that pressing play on that DVD. It motivates you to stay focused and then there is one less step to getting yourself out the door.
This really works!
In fact, I’m sitting here at 5:20 this morning as I write this. My normal routine is to get up and read and write blogs for about an hour and then workout before it is time to wake the boys and get rolling on our day. The days I change into my workout clothes (and even put my shoes on) are the days that it is much easier to transition from working to my workout. But on those days when I stay in my PJ’s and work and read….it is much harder to get that workout in, instead I typically work too long and run out of time, and I find myself saying “I need to go change….”
Give it a try. Do it today. Report back tomorrow – did it help get that workout in?
Happy Tuesday, Everyone!
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