i have a hate-love relationship with working out.
the hate comes first because it’s like a war within me to get myself to the gym, but i always love it after the fact. i feel refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world. but the next day, my brain selectively recalls the hate, and the battle begins anew.
i’ve read all kinds of tips on how to get yourself motivated to work out, from setting your shoes next to your bed the night before to this app that fines you if you break your fitness promises.
but i just side step the shoes and i’m too cheap sign up to pay up if i don’t go, so i’ve decided to try a new tactic. i’m on a mission to find things that don’t feel like working out to get myself in the groove.
last night i went to my first zumba class. it absolutely met the criteria of not feeling like a work out, while sneakily getting a great one. as an added bonus, it was highly amusing. i cannot shake my body like my talented zumba-mates, and during the class dance off, i couldn’t stop giggling (at myself, not them. i’m pretty sure i looked like a dysfunctional robot.)
today, for the first time, i’m looking forward to heading back to the gym…hopefully it sticks!
what about you? do you have a favorite work out or way to keep yourself accountable?