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Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like skipping your workout.
Yep, we’ve all been there. It happens. When that feeling does strike, we know that we can’t let it get the best of us. If we only worked out when we felt like it, when we weren’t tired or stressed or too busy, we probably wouldn’t exercise very much at all. But there’s a reason we set our alarms for 4:30 in the morning and decline that tempting chocolate muffin. We’ve got goals. So for the days when those goals seem like they can wait another day, or the snooze button is just calling your name, here are 5 way to get motivated and keep your eyes on the prize.
5 Way To Get Motivated To Work Out
1. Pump Up The Jams
Music is one of the best motivators, and can immediately make you feel ready to work it out. We guarantee that if you start listening to your favorite workout jams, you’ll soon be in the mood to move. Have your playlist ready to go and crank it up when you need an extra push to get started, especially if you’re gearing up to go first thing in the morning. Here are some of our favorite tunes for workout motivation if you need a wake up call. Have a listen and get pumped!
2. Plan ahead and Dress For Success
The phrase “dress for success” doesn’t just apply to business. Get yourself in gear by getting into your gear – planned in advanced. And not just any gear – if you’re feeling like you could use a little extra motivation, put on your most favorite workout clothes to rock your workout and rock your style. For those early morning workouts, lay out your clothes the night before so you’re ready to get dressed and go. We’re currently obsessed with CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a lifestyle and athletic line that is designed for performance without sacrificing fashion. Stay the path in feminine details and flattering fits that you’ll want to live in, way beyond the gym. When we’re not feeling up to a workout, we put on our favorite pieces from CALIA by Carrie Underwood and suddenly we feel ready to PR.
3. Just Drive
Sometimes, you just need to get in your car and go. If you drive all the way to the gym, you’re at the gym. You can’t turn back now! Instead of dragging your feet around the house and thinking about all of the excuses for why you shouldn’t go to the gym, get in the car and start driving. By the time you get to the gym, you’ll undoubtedly feel more up to a workout and, well, you’re at the gym. Might as well get in a workout since you’re already there.
4. Phone A Friend
We all have at least one friend who we can always count on to encourage us, share in our triumphs, and give us a kick in the pants when we need it. Call or text someone who you know will tell you what you need to hear – and that’s to get up and work out! If you’re exercising in the wee hours of the morning before anyone else is up, browse social media. We’re going to bet that someone else has already gotten up, worked out, and posted a proud sweaty selfie to commemorate the fact. If they can do it, so can you!
5. What If You Don’t?
You’ll never regret a workout. The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do. Sound familiar? These phrases are repeated over and over again because they’re true. While you may feel bad about skipping your workout, you’ll never feel bad about making time for it. Think about the rest of your day. Will you feel better, have more energy, and be one step closer to your goals if you get up and exercise? The answer is always yes.
Staying the path means being consistent and pushing yourself, even when you just don’t feel like it. In CALIA by Carrie Underwood, you can #StayThePath in clothes that make you look and feel amazing, with little details that remind you to “be your best self.” You’ll never have to sacrifice fashion for function, or your lifestyle for your workout. These clothes perform as hard as you do in all aspects of your life.