Before I got serious about getting fit, I’d only bother to put on workout clothes if I was going to the gym, an exercise class, or at least on a walk; anytime I planned to exercise at home, I did it in my pj’s.
Not wearing workout clothes told my brain I didn’t need to workout — so I’d often skip it. On the occasions I did exercise, I didn’t give it my best effort because who likes to work up a sweat in pajamas? Besides, wearing non-workout clothes while working out just isn’t comfortable.
Recognizing my own weaknesses helps me set myself up for success instead of caving to my lazy tendencies. So now I put workout clothes on in the morning, whether or not I’m working out first thing because once I put regular clothes on, I know I won’t work out that day.
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