Of course you don't, no one does.
But if we all lived by that rule, we'd all be sacks of bones with no muscles to keep us going!
So how do we get around this? Sometimes you have to give yourself a little (or a lot of) pushing to get going. If you just *say* your going to do it, that's not really going to get you anywhere, is it? Use these tips to get yourself to stick to that resolution of "exercising more", and really mean it!
Four words we always tell ourselves, "going to the gym!". Liar. When and how do we make time to go to the gym? If you're fortunate to have a gym membership, or access to a free gym (say in your apartment building), use it! Instead of dreading the gym all day long after a hard and tiring day at work, and then skipping it all together, because let's be honest, you've been thinking about Cheetos now all day long and that treadmill just doesn't look as good, try going to the gym in the morning! What? The morning? That's right. Get up a bit earlier and head to the gym first thing! You'll be energized for the rest of the day! And then you CAN enjoy those Cheetos at the end of your day, because you earned it! (However don't eat Cheetos all the time, every day, maybe have an apple or something so you don't get scurvy.) If you're part of the "9 to 5" crowd, this should work out (hehe, get it, work out) just fine for you. Even half an hour at the gym, just before work, is better than no gym.
Okay so you don't have access to the gym (that's cool, they're expensive anyways), so head outside! What? Outside? That's right. Step out into nature. There are SO MANY THINGS that are active that you can do outside. Take up running, there's probably tons of running groups you can join in your neighbourhood if you just look and see. Or grab a friend and start jogging together, hold each other accountable and plan to meet up a couple times a week. Hate running? Same. It's the worst. So why not go walking or hiking? Walking is just as good as running, slowly speed up your pace, and you'll really feel like you've had a good work out. Check out trails near by, or head to a hill or mountain on the weekend for a leisurely hike. What about biking? It's collecting dust in your garage or storage shed probably, so dust it off and go for a pedal around your neighbourhood! Increase your distance and pace slowly so you don't hurt yourself. Or join a sports team, like softball or soccer.
It's too cold right? Obviously. Who wants to work out in the rain? No one. Ever. Except really awesome rain work out people. So how do we work out inside? Try looking up a Youtube yoga or pilates channel. Create your own routine, or find a 30 day work out challenge on Pinterest, with jumping jacks, lunges, squats, and crunches; start small and slowly increase your reps as your body gets used to being back in shape. And for the more ingenious people, who have a little more space to work with, check out Varage Sale or Used(insert your city here) or Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace; you'd be surprised how many people are giving away treadmills or ellipticals for FREE! YES FREE! Or sometimes for money, but usually a heck of a lot cheaper than brand new machines cost. Or even look for small equipment like mats and hand weights. It's amazing the set up you can make for little to no cost by checking out the classifieds!
As you can see, there are so many options. Morning or night, weekends, or vacations. Even if you took 20-30 minutes a day doing a little activity, you'll probably find your body starts to feel great sooner than later. And then you'll just be so addicted to exercise that you might even spend, wait for it, AN HOUR A DAY, exercising! Yes a whole hour! That's 1 whole episode of Game of Thrones, or 2 episodes of Friends! But you'll look and feel amazing.
Oh yeah. And now that you're exercising, you're going to sore probably. So relax with some of our soothing bath salts which you can purchase on our Etsy shop!