One of the things that everyone has problems sticking to is a workout or exercise plan. This is especially true during this time of the year. One way I’ve tried to combat this is by creating what I call tiny workout habits. Rather than go to the gym or stick to some weight lifting regimen my actual targets for exercise are relatively low.
Most of the time my exercise goals are something so small it’s ridiculous, five pushups every other day and ten bodyweight squats on the days I don’t. The magic is what happens after you finish. Once I’m done doing five pushups I suddenly think to myself, “Wow, while I’m down here I may as well max out.”
Same thing works for running. If you set a goal of running for sixty seconds per day you’ll find yourself on long runs in no time. No one ever whines about changing into their gym clothes, it’s always the work itself. Make the work so minuscule you can’t fail and you’ll quickly find yourself pushing to do more. Plus, if you really are having a lazy day the five pushups is still a hell of a lot better than nothing.