Sometimes I don’t feel like going for a run. Sometimes I don’t feel like lifting weights at the gym. Sometimes I don’t feel like stretching until my legs shake at a barre class.
But then I put on my running shoes and head out the door.
And half the battle is over.
There’s always an excuse to skip a workout. “I’m tired.” (Who isn’t?) “I have too much to do today.” (Who doesn’t?) “I’m not in the mood to exercise.” (Who is?)
It’s okay to listen to yourself. Take a moment to acknowledge how you’re feeling, how much you don’t feel like working out…
… and then tell yourself to suck it up and do it anyway. Put your shoes on, and head out the door.
And that’s how you make yourself stronger, faster and better. Better doesn’t mean better than anyone else; it means a better version of you. And every time you put your running shoes on and walk out the door, you’re making yourself better.
So be tired, be busy, be lazy… and then do it anyway.
It all starts with putting on those running shoes and walking out the front door.
Thank you to Sport Chek for the incredible opportunity to be on the #ChekSquad and helping me on my #MyBetter journey. I really appreciate the love and support! (This post was written in collaboration with Sport Chek, but all opinions are my own.)
Yes yes and yes!!! I use those excuses way too often and I’m ready to start seeing change in my body instead. Thanks for this inspiration.
You are so welcome. Thank you for reading!!
Great advice! I’m motivated to exercise, but have recently changed my diet to try to add more protein and less carbs and that I find challenging- any tips? I only eat chicken and fish and have a hard time finding protein bars, etc without sucralose, etc… Thanks:)
I find diet the hardest!! One of my fave afternoon snacks is cooked spinach with a little tahini and lemon juice mixed in. Lots of protein!! 🙂
Love this – I can’t wait to get started working out on a regular schedule after my baby is born
Good for you!!!!
Awww! Such an inspirational post. I need to do this though – suck it up and just do it anyway!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
You can do it! (I need to remind myself of this all the time.)
Yesss, i so need to get better on this though… Have skipped my run yesterday and today 🙁
It’s all good. Tomorrow is another day!!!
This is so true! Showing up is half the battle!
Yes! And you never regret it afterwards.
If I listing all my excuses, I would never working out. Like you say, we have to push us through it, because we will see that it worth. 🙂
You got it!!!!
Thank you for the motivation. Sometimes I talk myself out of things that I need to do and it’s unfair to myself to do that! I’m going to just go out the door and better myself.
It’s tough to make yourself a priority at times, but it’s so important. (I need to remind myself all the time.)
Yes! My goal for 2017 is becoming a better me!
Good for you!!!!
I have this same conversation with myself at times.
Yes! It’s a constant conversation with yourself, isn’t it?
I’ve been in a weird rut lately, so I REALLY appreciate your blog post! So encouraging and motivating!
Thank you for reading!!! We all need a little encouragement once in awhile. 😃
Thanks for the much needed pep talk. I make every excuse under the sun lately but the truth is, I do miss it.
And you never regret a workout afterwards!!