Make Burning Calories a Part of Your Daily Routine
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I can’t remember the last time I skipped the gym during a weekday.
I feel guilty if I don’t go to the gym on one of my normal workout days (Monday through Friday). When a holiday restricts the hours or closes my gym, usually I still have the urge to go, regardless of what I’m doing. Even when I’m sick and know it’s best to stay home and rest I still feel guilty missing the gym. It’s part of who I am.
The gym is a part of your daily routine. Get that through your head.
You have to think of going to the gym and/or burning calories as irreplaceable. It’s something that you can’t skip, much like eating, going to work, or brushing your teeth.
No, you cannot stay home and watch television. I understand it’s the season premiere of Nanny Cams 4, but I don’t care. No, you cannot go out tonight with your friends at 7 — tell them to wait until you’re done at 8. Losing weight is a priority, right?
That makes burning calories a priority, too. Consistently.
Yes, it might seem like a chore to you at the beginning. It is a chore. Eventually, you’ll come to love burning calories. You’ll enjoy the quality “me” time (especially if you burn calories at a gym) and the results you get out of it. I can’t lie and say that it will ever feel fun to you, but I can say that you’ll come to enjoy and look forward to it.
Until you do though, force yourself to go. Don’t give yourself the option to be lazy.