The holiday hoopla has come and gone leaving my lazy mornings and just one more attitude adrift in a sea of New Year’s resolutions. But before I can even think about making good on my aspirations, I’ve got to get myself back into the regular routine of exercise.
These first few days have been rough. My pre-holiday 6am wake up now feels completely un-doable, therefore 7am yoga is out of the picture. I need a lazy girl’s workout hack, and I need it now. It’s time to call on some tricks to get myself back at it.
How To Get Your Ass Back At The Gym, Or Onto The Yoga Mat
1. Make An Awesome Playlist
I’m all for exploring new music, but now is not the time to enlighten yourself with something unfamiliar. So if you’re thinking Hmmm, I wonder how St. Vincent’s latest album sounds— don’t go there! The comfort factor is huge when trying to motivate to do something that’s pretty…well, uncomfortable. Stick to what you know, and what you love. Aim your playlist straight for your heart. This one always pulls me back at it.
2. Wake and Shake
I know — hypocrite city. Though I haven’t been to the 7 am since last year, I still stand behind the early bird schedule as a major motivator. Prep your outfit the night prior so there’s not a moment to rethink your plan. It’s amazing how as the day goes on the excuses to NOT exercise expand.
4. Take Your Yoga Pants + Tank To-Go
Now that you’ve got your new look — pack it up, and put it in your bag. This will unlock the spontaneity in your workout. If you see a class you like…take it! Feel like running during lunch — make it happen!
5. Meetup With A Friend
I’d be lying if I said this works for me. When it comes to my exercise routine, I prefer to go solo. But if I were into working out with a buddy, this would be a no brainer…I wouldn’t want to flake out on a friend because I’m too lazy, too tired, too busy, too blah blah blah. Schedule your session with your friend.
So what do you think? Inspired to get back on track with your exercise routine?
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