WASHINGTON — A lot of us make resolutions around exercise that we have a hard time keeping, but there are ways to get back on track.
Boston Globe health blogger Deborah Kotz says there are plenty of ways to trick yourself into working out.
If you wake up in the morning and just can’t face the prospect of working out, Kotz says to make a deal with yourself.
“Say, ‘I’ll give myself seven minutes, get into my workout clothes … and if I’m really not enjoying my workout after seven minutes, I can stop,'” she says.
Of course, you’re tricking yourself — Kotz says that the feel-good endorphins that exercise produces kick in after about six minutes. So once you hit the seven-minute mark, you’ll probably want to keep going.
Some other tips Kotz suggests are: