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7 ways to overcome workout laziness


By Luby Chow / 19 Aug 2021


"Feeling tired and too lazy to exercise? Here are some tips to help motivate you and prevent workout laziness!"


You might usually find it easy to get up early and go to the gym, but sometimes you can lose motivation. All you want to do is stay in bed, when you should go out and exercise. Trust me, we have all been there. To help you fight this, here are a few hacks, which will keep your training fresh and beat workout laziness.

Change your mindset

Rule number one: It is okay to be lazy. None of us is perfect. Once you can accept that, you can get through it more easily. Take a break and relax when you have to. Be patient. Avoid over-training. Pushing too hard will make you stressed. Focus on progress instead of results. Rethink your goals and adjust your expectations. If you visualise your success, you will stop making excuses for not exercising.

Make a plan

It is particularly important to set attainable goals. Ask yourself: Why do I want to workout in the first place? What are the objectives I want to achieve? Are they realistic? You should write your goals down, set a schedule, keep a log, and track your progress. You may even challenge yourself by setting short-term goals. The result will be you feel positive and motivated while achieving the goals step by step.

Try something new

When you do the same training over and over again, it is normal to feel bored. Get inspired to exercise by changing your routine and trying different workouts. There are a lot of fun alternatives. Mix up your workout schedule to spark your interest. Instead of running on a treadmill as usual, try to join a yoga class or a football session. Get out of your comfort zone, choose a workout you enjoy, and you are more likely to stick with it.  

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Find a buddy

You may be used to going solo, but getting a training partner can actually help you get the most out of your workout. Find a friend who has similar fitness goals. Your partner can motivate you to get up and exercise regularly, encourage and keep you focused on your objectives. You can have some friendly competitions too. It sounds more fun than working out alone, doesn’t it?

Exercise outdoors

Indoor workouts can be repetitive. Going outside makes all the difference. Go climbing or cycling to get some fresh air and immerse yourself in the outdoors. Even a relaxing walk can boost your physical and mental wellbeing. 

Reward yourself

Develop a reward system for yourself. Think of some satisfying incentives, which you will get every time after a week of training. It can be a cup of coffee, new workout clothes, or a 30-minute foot massage. You will feel a great sense of accomplishment like winning video games. So be creative!

Hire a coach

There are sports that you can potentially teach yourself. But for some, you certainly need a coach. For example, you may watch YouTube videos online to learn how to box, but a qualified boxing instructor can ensure you are exercising efficiently. When you have a coach, he or she can hold you accountable, and you can trust them as a professional to guide you through your fitness journey.  

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