Although working out seems like a good idea in the midst of an artfully lit Nike store, once you’re forced to pull yourself from a comfortable bed, the full reality of the situation hits.
Luckily, social media can serve as a form of unlikely motivation. Instagram has become the home for woman-centric fitspiration, with fitness fanatics posting progress pictures and documenting their journeys to push themselves a little harder each day.
As any power lifter can tell you, the toughest day of the week is nearly always leg day. Working out our largest muscles totally reshapes our bodies, but that doesn’t mean it always feels good. Climbing stairs, biking anywhere and almost anything other than sitting in your desk chair becomes Herculean tasks.
If you're sore as hell and not quite sure how you'll ever make it back to the gym, open up Instagram and share in the positive inspiration your fellow gym-goers can provide. The images will also help you work harder while you're there. Soon, you might even be sharing before-and-after selfies of your own.
#LegDay sucks, but getting stronger feels oh-so-good.