While I was doing my warmup on the AMT at the gym this morning, I started thinking about today's workout. It was my day for weights, but I didn't really feel like doing weights, so I thought, "Maybe I'll just do cardio today."
But yesterday was my cardio day, and a little voice in the back of my mind said, "You really should do your weights today." So I finished my 10-minute warmup and moved on to starting my weight routine. I still didn't feel like doing them, so while I started with the rotary torso machine, I thought, "Maybe I'll go a little easier on weights today."
Yep, you guessed it. That little voice came back again. This time it said, "Cut yourself short? I don't think so. It doesn't matter what you feel like doing. You're here for a workout. Just tough it out and do it." So I switched gears, adjusted my mindset, and just jumped into my regular routine with full effort. And you know what? Before long, I fell into my normal swing of things and accomplished my usual good workout. I felt great for pushing myself through this hurdle instead of going around it.
So, just a quick tip for the day:
Don't listen to how you feel about working out. Just go the distance and give it your full effort. You'll feel so much better afterwards if you don't cut yourself short.