Hi ,

Sometimes I get asked if I am involved in the day to day management of my company, Labrada Nutrition. Many are surprised to find out that for the last 24 years, I have been coming into the office every day; I love what I do, which is helping people get into shape.

I put in a full work schedule, just like you do. And by the end of some work days, I am tired. Yesterday was one of those days. After a full day of meetings with product development, marketing, and operations, the last thing I wanted to do was go to the gym and work out.

So, I did what I always do when I don’t feel like going to the gym: I got into my gym clothes, went into the gym and I started warming up.

"So you have superhuman discipline, right Lee?"

No.

I am just as tempted to take the easy way out as the next guy. But long ago, I made a deal with myself that whenever I didn’t feel like going to the gym, I would go anyway and start warming up. The deal was that after five minutes, if I still didn’t feel like working out, then I would give myself permission to go home.

More often than not however, I, find that once I go to the gym and start warming up, my mood and energy levels change drastically. I’ve actually ended up getting some of my best workouts on those days when I initially thought that I didn’t want to work out.

I think that this approach is a result of something my Dad taught me many years ago. He said "son, when you don’t feel like doing something, and you know you should, just start by putting one foot in front of the other, and don’t stop."

Next time you’re thinking about skipping that workout, try this approach and see how you feel. Sometimes all it takes is stepping into the gym.

Make it a great week.

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