6 products I use to keep me motivated to work out even when I'd rather take a nap

Business Insider | Mar 15, 2019, 01.18AM IST

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  • Developing good workout habits can be a pain when there are other things you'd rather be doing.
  • But I've slowly developed a routine that makes it hard for me to skip a workout and, more importantly, doesn't suck all the joy out of my life.
  • Here are six things that help me stay on track and motivated.

Working out is tough but trying to stick to a regular routine is worse. It's somehow always happy hour or brunch somewhere and you're more than happy to make excuses to skip another workout class. I mean, who doesn't want hang out with a friend of a friend who you used to intern with five years ago? Surely that's more fun than a 7 p.m. cycling class.

I've realized that without a set routine, I regularly skip workouts and runs, telling myself that I'll do a double session tomorrow to make up for skipping today. (Narrator: She has never done a double.) That's why, over the past few months, I've set a goal and created my own workout schedule with small adjustments that hold me accountable and keep me motivated.

Here are the six things that help me stay on track:

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