1. Exercise even if you only have 15 minutes to do it. A short gym routine is better than nothing if you’re really strapped for time or just plain exhausted. If you don’t have time to get to your gym but have 15 minutes before you have to shower to go meet your friends for dinner, do jumping jacks to Taylor Swift or something. You’ll feel better, especially if you spent your day sitting at a computer listening to Taylor Swift and thinking about how you should really leave work in time to get to the gym. (But then, well, didn’t.)
2. Speaking of, you know that feeling of planning to work out and then NOT working out? The WORST. Usually, working out just to avoid the feeling of sitting around in gym clothes watching Bravo and eating snacks and never actually going for your run is worth it.
3. Invest in a fitness tracker. They’re not cheap (plan to spend around $100 to $130), but — they really do make you walk more, especially if you’re the type of person motivated by goals. You’d be surprised how little you walk in a day if you have a desk job. (You’re supposed to walk 10,000 steps a day but if all you do is get up in the morning, go to your cubicle, walk to and from your meetings, and then go home, you probably only rack up about 4,000, 5,000 if you’re lucky.)
4. Mix up your routine. Do yoga one day, interval training the next, and a light jog the following day. If your fitness routine doesn’t bore you, you’re more likely to stick to it. If you enjoy *~GiRlY~* workouts (Who doesn’t?), definitely hit up Beyoncé-themed spinning or barre burn. Always barre burn.
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