I didn’t want to work out tonight. I had dinner with my girlfriend, my apartment was cold (which meant the gym in my building might be cold), and it was getting kind of late. I was actually pretty sure today would be my off day, but rather than debate the pros/cons of skipping, I changed into my workout clothes and hopped on the treadmill for a nice 35-minute hill/interval run. And now that I’m done, I’m glad I chose to workout. All that I did to combat the laziness was ask myself — what will make me feel better? 30 minutes of TV or a quick 30-minute run. Obviously the latter won.
I’m not saying you should always workout (your body does need rest), but sometimes when you’re feeling lazy the best remedy is to just change into your workout clothes and do it. Whether it’s an hour or 30 minutes, chances are you’ll feel a lot better after your workout.