You’re halfway through the week. Sometimes this is when it starts getting hard to get up an hour early to workout or will yourself to hit the gym on the way home from work before dinner. Push yourself through the week by taking Friday off as a day of rest instead. Come Friday, sleeping in a bit longer will probably seem like an even better treat.

Sometimes exercise is all a mind game. You have to convince yourself to do it. Joseph Pilates believed our minds controlled our muscles, which is true in many cases. Think about engaging those muscles and make your muscles drag you to your favorite workout location. Imagine which muscles are working to get you there. You’ll be happy afterward, and it will probably even boost your energy.