Another Monday, another week that you promised yourself that you would eat healthy, workout every day, and make healthier choices. On the other hand… that bagel that your coworker brought in looks amazing and you weren’t that bad this weekend and you can just workout tomorrow and it’ll be fine. It’s so easy to make excuses, but when you are looking for motivation here are 5 ways for you to get off the couch and get fit. 

5. Exercise is a blessing

No matter how old you are, you will never be as young as you are today again. Your body will continue to push against you as you age and things won’t work the way they used to. Take advantage of today and realize that having the ability to push your body is a blessing within itself. Don’t take it for granted.

4. Mind over matter

You shouldn’t work out just because you want to lose weight, because while that may be motivating for a day or so it won’t be long term. One of the things I always remind myself that my will is the strongest part of me and I can do anything I set my mind to. 

3. It’s only 30 minutes

One episode of Friends, How I Met Your Mother, or New Girl. That’s all it takes. Put on your favorite tv show and pull up your favorite Youtube Fitness Guru and do enough videos to take up 30 minutes. When your episode is done, so are you. 

2. Look good, feel good.

When I really can’t seem to find any motivation, I put on my favorite workout outfit, make myself a cute ponytail, turn on my Apple watch, and yes tinted lip balm. You gotta look good to feel good and there is nothing wrong with getting a little glam before you get your sweat on. 

1. Anything of value is worth the hard work

Yes, it’s hard. It’s supposed to be. If it wasn’t, then it wouldn’t be worth it. In 2 weeks you will feel it, in 4 weeks you will see it, and in 8 weeks you will hear it – and the best part is that you will be so proud of yourself for committing to your goals, the scale is just a bonus!