Exercise Jolt: Don’t Fall Victim To Laziness

I get tired.

I get so tired, in fact, that sometimes I don’t want to eat right, exercise, or put on one piece of exercise gear—some days I just don’t feel good. And, it is on those types of days that I choose to do one of two things: 1) not exercise at all, or 2) exercise more vigorously than usual.

You don’t have to be a workout warrior 5-6 days a week—every week—no one will flog you if you miss a day, but you should choose to take breaks when they are necessary, not simply as a result of laziness or lack of motivation.

If you’re mood is due to fatigue or health issues, then maybe you should listen to your body and accept that day as one that’s long overdue—there’s no glory in pushing a tired body past the point of exhaustion. That type of dedication might impress some, but your body will pay for your overeager ways at some point.

However, if you’re just having a bad day or feeling lazy because you broke your nutritional routine by having that extra slice of chocolate cake, well, maybe you need to let that be your motivation instead of your reason to stagnate.

It’s on those days, that we feel the least ready to get going in our routines, that we should strive the hardest to do so—trust me when I tell you that you will feel so much better if you do than if you don’t.

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