Workouts To Do When You Don't Feel Like Working Out

May 19, 2021
04:00 A.M.
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When you don't feel like working out on a particular day, you don't have to skip your workout. You can easily modify what you have on the day's exercise menu and make it work out.


Several reasons might cause you to feel less in the mood to work out. Sometimes you need a rest day or a day of taking it easy, and that's all good. But other days, you're running short of time, or you lack the motivation to pick yourself up.

Whatever the reason, you might skip your workout entirely. Alternatively, you could get creative with your time and find ways to get a good stretch or break a sweat (or slightly bend it). Here's a how to get a workout in when you aren't up to it:

Find Moments To Move

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Photo by Alesia Kazantceva on Unsplash


Fit your workout into your day. Picking up the kids' toys from the floor? Turn it into a squat. Faced with the stairs or elevator dilemma? Opt for stairs. Watching TV? Fit in some leg lifts.

Find moments in between your day where you can stretch or move; those little actions in your day may not feel like much, but they can add up.

6 Minute Glutes

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Photo by Matteo Vistocco on Unsplash

First question. Do you have six minutes? Second question. Do you have a resistance band? If yes, then there are glutes and inner thigh workout perfect for you.


Even if you lack the willpower right now, the fact this exercise is only six minutes means when you've completed it, you can go back to lacking the motivation, am I right?

Have Fun

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Photo by Spikeball on Unsplash

If you're looking to socialize with a friend or go out with your partner, turn it into a hiking date or something where you can simultaneously spend time and work out.

It doesn't have to be high-intensity. You can even take a walk and grab a friend to tag along, so it doesn't feel like work: two birds, one stone.


Something New

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Photo by Diego Rosa on Unsplash

Are you finding that the reason you don't feel like working out is that you're bored of your current routine? Doing the same thing over and over can be tedious.

When your workouts start to feel repetitive and boring, you can incorporate something new for those days when you need a little more inspiration. Try dancing, yoga, or pilates.

Desk Workout


Get a quick arm-toning workout in while you're at work, right at your desk. It takes just a few minutes, and it can help you open up the and chest and shoulders from hunching over your computer.

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