I keep a list of potential blog topics by my desk, and Iâ€™ve had â€œwrite a post about getting motivated for evening exerciseâ€ on the list for weeks.
I still want to write a more thorough post on this topic, but really, my method is pretty easy:
Pump up the workout all day long. Wake up and think, â€œLater, you get to GO SWIMMING! Yayyyy!â€ At lunch, remind yourself, â€œSoon, you get to go to the gym. Hoooorah!!!!â€
Donâ€™t let yourself begin to make excuses (donâ€™t forget â€“ there are two kinds of excuses and only one type is valid).
View it as a method of stress release, not something else on the endless To Do list.
Make it fun â€“ meet up with a friend or your partner.
Donâ€™t EVER, EVER come home and sit on the couch or turn on the TV before the evening workout. Couch = sudden death of exercise goals.
Normally, this technique works rather well, but tonight was one of those nights that I really couldnâ€™t talk myself into going to the gym. Staying home just sounded so, so much more appealing. Maybe Henryâ€™s little face had something to do with it? Iâ€™m leaving town for work tomorrow, and Iâ€™m still pretty sad about it. I wanted extra bebe time.
Henry laughs > Swimming laps.
Brown rice and corn salsa
Did I mention I am in desperate need of baby cuddles? â€˜Cause thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m off to go do.
How do you ensure you stay motivated for evening exercise?