It's tough to fit in a workout when you work 8-5 (and lately for me this has been 8- 6 or later). My workouts typically take place in the evenings after I get home and after I make dinner. It's very tough to stay motivated once dinner is done, so my go to trick is to put my workout gear on the second I get home and cook in my gear. It's a weird way to stay motivated but trust me, it works! It does feel weird to sit on the couch in workout gear.
Some other ways to stay motivated are to:
- Plan and schedule your workouts ahead of time
- Switch up your workout plan (weights, workout DVDs, yoga, etc.)
- Take it outside. This is especially good if you work inside all day.
- Use working out to accomplish daily tasks. For example, I bike to work because I have to get there anyway. You could also try walking to the grocery store or go for a run with a friend instead of going out for drinks (or go out for drinks afterwards anyway)
Any other ideas out there? Feel free to let me know.