I have a kick butt awesome employer who lets me come in earlier/stay a little later so I can work out on my lunch hour. (Side note: My employer rocks!). While I ‘m really thankful that they realise the value and benefits to both me AND them for allowing me this flexibility, there are certainly some days when I just don’t feel like getting my sweat on. OK ” there are actually MANY days when I don’t want to work out …
The other day I looked outside at lunch time, and this is what I saw:
Dark, dreary, COLD, snow, wet … Not a nice day for running. Unfortunately (fortunately?) my training plan had an 8km Ã…”easy Ã‚Â run listed as my work out du jour. Argh! Do I have to?
But then I remembered this:
So I reluctantly got dressed in my gear and headed out for my run. I told myself that I ‘ll just do one lap of the park (2.5km). It was so cold when I began running that my fingers were freezing and felt like they were getting frostbitten because I lost my mittens (naughty kitten). I just wanted to quit. But I curled my hands in my sleeves and kept my little paws as warm as I could and kept on going. Somewhere between 1.5km, when I felt like this was the stupidest idea ever, and 2.5km my mind changed to Ã…”Oh my goodness this is fun! I can do this! Ã‚Â. I kept going at an awesome pace and managed to run my 8km faster than my training plan called for (YAY ME!):
This happens to me almost every day. I don’t always WANT to workout. Shit ” I RARELY want to work out. It takes so so so soooooooooo much motivation to get off the couch, out the door, in my car, changed into my work out gear etc …
It’s always well worth it. I feel better, more alert and HAPPY after my work outs, don’t you?
How do you motivate yourself? How do you beat the Ã…”I don’t wannas Ã‚Â? Got any tips & tricks to share?