6 Ways To Avoid Skipping A Workout - Get Moving There are some days when you wake up, and simply do not feel like working out. You know all of the good reasons that you should…but you just don’t want to! When those days come along, it’s important to shake things up and make exercising fun again. Check out these tips on how to avoid skipping a workout. Try something new. Maybe the reason you’re not motivated to work out is because you’re bored with your current routine. If you usually lift weights, try going out for a jog. If you’re a runner, stretch out in a yoga class. Who knows—maybe you’ll add something new to your repertoire! Hit up YouTube. Cold, rainy weather can make it easy to hibernate inside. If you don’t feel like leaving the house to exercise, bring the routine to you! YouTube is filled with tons of awesome workouts, from no-equipment strength training to energetic dance videos. If you can work out from the comfort of home, you might be less inclined to skip out. Grab a friend. Let’s face it: working out alone can be pretty boring . So snag your most upbeat friend and make a plan to hit the gym together. Not only will you both have more fun, but you’ll also be less likely to skip if there’s someone else counting on you. Make a TV exercise regimen. If lying on the couch watching reruns of Grey’s Anatomy sounds way better than going to the gym, try this: make a workout routine to go with your favorite TV show. Do 10 crunches every time an intern is treated poorly, do five push-ups every time Meredith and Derek are seen arguing…you get the idea. It’s like a drinking game, but healthier! Sign up for a class. Accountability is key, and signing up for a class in advance might make you less likely to ditch. This is especially true if you’re already paid for it! Plus, trying out a new class is a great way to change up your routine and get you excited to work out again. Use the 10-minute rule. When in doubt, use the 10-minute rule . Just start moving your body—whether it’s dancing, doing push-ups, or running—for 10 minutes. If you’re still not feeling your workout after 10 minutes, feel free to stop. But you might find that once you get going, you’ll want to keep going. There are always going to be excuses not to work out, but think of it this way: when was the last time you regretted a workout? Sometimes the best way to avoid skipping a workout is to simply start! About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| It's always free to have a profile - join now and enjoy your 1st 30 days as a Premium member on us, no credit card required! Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn