You know how it goes: you get into the groove of a workout routine and everything’s going great. Then one day you feel a little tired, so you skip the usual workout and watch a movie instead. The next day, you remember how nice it was to be cozy on the couch and convince yourself to skip your usual run again. The following day, you can’t imagine anything less appealing than going to the gym, and before you know it, you’ve fallen out of the exercise habit and into a pit of laziness.
The longer you go without working out, the harder it is to motivate yourself to come back. Whether it’s your first or your 20th day of skipping the gym and feeling lazy, here are seven tips that can help you get back on track.