Last night, I was sitting on my couch trying to get motivated to go for a run. (I know, I know, my first mistake was sitting on the couch). I was feeling pretty lazy and gross, but I also just was not feeling like working out.
I kept telling myself that not going for the run was only going to elevate my feelings of laziness with myself, so somehow I mustered up the strength to peel myself off the couch and go for my run. Forty-five minutes later I was done, and I was feeling great. My feelings of laziness and grossness were completely eliminated, and I was already cooking dinner and baking cookies. After dinner I did a few things around the house, watched a little TV, curled into bed with a book and had a fabulous night's sleep.
Had I not run, I would have stayed on the couch and watched hours of TV while sinking deeper into feeling worse and worse. Cookies would have been totally out of the question and I know for a fact that I would not have slept nearly as soundly.
My point is that it is truly amazing what just 30 minutes of moving can do for you, not only for your body, but for your mind as well. When you're feeling so blah with yourself that you just don't want to exercise, remember that not exercising will only make those feelings worse.