Let’s face it — working out is hard. But getting motivated and inspired to actually get into clothes conducive to the activity you’re planning to do, then actually accomplishing it (however, big or small) can be equally challenging. Whether you’re an exercise virgin or getting back into it, it can be grueling.
But before you take a pass on the gym, or hit snooze, or go for drinks after work instead of to that Pilates class, you’re only prolonging the inevitable. You know what needs to get done and what needs to happen so if you want to start seeing results, you need to shift those perspectives and get your butt in gear — even if you think you’re bad at it. Remember: you are a priority.
You straight up don’t enjoy it
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You’re slightly terrified of the gym
You expect to fail
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You hate doing cardio, it’s brutal
You only want to do cardio
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You believe pushups were created by the devil
The post-workout pain makes you not want to exercise ever again
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You skip your workout when you’re too tired
You spend lots of time taking selfies during your workouts
You’re discouraged by the number on the scale
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Your goals seem unachievable so you don’t even want to bother
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