When the weather is colder than my heart in my early twenties, then the last thing I want to do is leave my apartment. But my grandma years are not too far (here I am, exaggerating again) and I have a resolution to upkeep, so I’m thinking of one too many ways to trick myself into the gym. And more often than not, it comes at a cost. Literally.
Here are three ways I get myself there…(okay, most of the time).
1) Be prepared at all times
I am a Google calendar freak so I always set up my schedule a week in advance. I have actually started a habit of scheduling in workouts during the week, too. If I carve out time to work out, I know I won’t have any excuses to skip it. They’re mostly evening workouts because I am NOT a morning person. I've came to terms with that. At least, I can absolutely say “yes, yes, yes!” to drinks after. And dinners. Or Netflix time, you know, very important things. Another reason why scheduling workouts is helpful is because I’ll know exactly when to pack for it. The worse is when I realize I have time to work out but I have absolutely nothing on me to work out in. OR…even worse, when I pack clothes and lug it around all day but then I never get to use it.
2) Sign up for classes
I workout on my own often but when it’s disgusting outside, the last thing I want to do is think of a workout while simultaneously having to motivate myself to go, then do the workout, and not leave early. This is where classes can really save me. I love first sign up deals that some platforms have, like Classpass. They expose you to many different types of sweat-grueling self-torture, fun. But honestly, it’s amazing. I think it’s great to mix in your regular routine with classes here and there. I am an avid Yoga to the People attendee. And, I love a good occasional Groupon deal for boxing and dance Pilates. Classes help me go because I sure as hell paid for it, someone tells me what to do so I don’t have to think, and I can channel all my anger reckless at one human being—the trainer.
3. Make a few new purchases
If all else fails, I just buy myself something nice. I mean, it’s cute and I bought it…so, I’m definitely going to wear it. I think this reason is quite a no-brainer. Although, it can be very costly. If you are on the market for a pair of leggings, a sports bra, not a fur coat (lol), and a pair of sneakers, I suggest heading to Reebok’s Perfect Never site and picking up a few badass pieces that seconds as great weekend brunch wear. Multi-functional and multi-occasional—good for a sweat and a food baby.
Visuals by Pedro
Full Zip Track Jacket (Sale) - Reebok
Dance Strappy Bra - Reebok
Camo Leggings - Reebok
Hayasu Sneakers - Reebok
"This post is sponsored by Reebok. All opinions expressed are my own."