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10 Ways to Find Your Motivation to Work Out After Work

Posted May 10 2012 2:00pm

Yes, you can be motivated to work out after work! Credit: lululemon athletica

We’ve all been there. You’ve just left work, have your gym bag packed and sitting in the passenger’s seat next to you. The exit you take to get to your gym is fast approaching, but after the long, hard day you’ve just had, you can’t bring yourself to crank the wheel and take it. Your internal “Should I or shouldn’t I?” struggle continues until finally you have passed your gym’s exit and now the decision has been made for you. No workout after work…

Sometimes, after a long, stressful day, you just want to go home, lie on the couch and not move until it’s time for bed. The last thing you want to do is work out after work.

What can you do when you feel the “blahs” coming on and you just don’t feel like working out after work? Give a few of these ideas a try!

10 Tips to Work Out After Work

1. Open up your schedule. If you find yourself wanting to skip the gym because you are stressing about everything you have to do when you get home, ask for a little help. Have your significant other agree to prepare a healthy dinner, help the kids with homework or with anything else you may want to rush home to do. If you’re on your own, spend a little extra time in the morning or the night before to eliminate as many of your right-after-work responsibilities as possible.

2. Go to the gym immediately after work. Don’t stop at home to change or grab your stuff first. The more chances you give yourself to not go, the more likely you are to opt out, so pack a bag and go right after work. In fact…

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