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.

That’s #MyBetter.

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.)