We all know that exercise is a necessity for gaining health and losing weight. But sometimes it is just so hard to get up and actually do it! It can feel like such a daunting task, even though we’ve done it 1,000 times before. We see daily fitness challenges posted on social media and exciting new gym classes, but it can still seem so out of reach.
Exercise is one of those things that when you’re into it, it’s hard to get enough. But when you’re not, it seems like climbing a very high mountain. If you’re in the latter camp, you may just need a shift in perception. Here are seven ways to motivate yourself out of that chair and escape those emotions—laziness, self-pity, fatigue—that are holding you back.