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Sometimes, getting to the gym is simply a matter of tricking your future self. If your office is nearby, head over in your workout gear and leave everything else (your work clothes, laptop, etc.) at your desk, suggests Shear. That way, you reduce the temptation to bypass the gym and continue home.
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If you're committed enough that you can leave to work out with all of your belongings and still make it there, Shear recommends other ways to prepare for the gym earlier in the day. Anything you can do to keep your energy up is key. Eating something with both carbs and protein sometime in the afternoon can give you just the boost you need. Most obviously (and deliciously), apples and peanut butter come to mind.
Click through for more simple and unexpected tips to enhance your post-work gym game. (Women's Health).
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