Okay, I really need some help here. I’m struggling with the whole exercise thing.
Here’s the situation: I can’t work out in the mornings, because the fitness room doesn’t open until 6 (7 on some days), and by that time, I have to be up and showered already. And when I get home in the afternoons, I’m completely wiped out, and can’t even force myself to walk across the street to do a quick jog on the treadmill. The weather doesn’t help, as I can’t run outside in the cold (it hurts my lungs), and it’s also pretty much dark by the time I’m home.
I’ve considered joining a gym, just so I feel like I have to go because I’m paying for it. Plus, that way I could throw my work out clothes in the car when I leave for work, and then just drive to the gym right after I get off, so that I don’t have an opportunity to go home and sink into the couch. The only issue with this is that I don’t want to waste my money on a gym membership when I have a free fitness room right across the street.
So, my question for you, dear readers, is this: How do you get yourself motivated/stay motivated to work out? Because I really need some help here. And just to preface your comments/suggestions: Listening to music doesn’t motivate me. Watching TV would be okay, but the sound is always turned off on the sets in our fitness room and I can’t see well enough to read the captions. I can’t read and jog at the same time. So, if you have more suggestions, I would LOVE to hear them.