25 Things to Tell Yourself When You Don’t Want to Go to Class

We all know the benefits of working out: stress relief, better sleep and just keeping your body healthy overall. We could repeat these benefits over and over in our heads and yet, why is it that we sometimes just can’t get ourselves to workout? While we can all say we feel so much better after fitting a class into the day, it’s hard to train our brains to remember those feel-good endorphins when we’re snuggled between the sheets or feeling drained.

So here’s a pro-tip for you: Bookmark this page now, and save it for times in distress. Here are 25 things to tell yourself when you don’t want to go to class:

“I won’t regret it.”
C’mon, have you ever actually regretted going to a workout class?


“Let’s just get it over with.”

It’ll be over like that.


“Think of how much better I’ll feel.”

So. Much. Better.


“Go now, nap later.”

Nothing like coming home and going straight to zzzz’s.


“Workout = better sleep. And I do love my bed….”

The real reason we workout.


“A workout will give me more energy than Starbucks.”

That can be a very welcomed side effect.


“Besides, what else am I doing?”

Scrolling through Instagram is not doing much for you.


“It’s just one hour of my day…”

Sometimes even 45 minutes!


“Once I get there, it goes by SO fast.”
It’s like watching an episode of This Is Us. But less sad and with a more uplifting soundtrack.


“Plus, if I go, I’ll get to hang out with my workout buds.”

The best part.


“Ooh, which friend can I convince to come with me?”

Now that’s an idea.


“Now I have an excuse to wear workout pants…”

As if you really need an excuse, but still.


“Plus, my S.O. keeps asking why I’m wearing yoga pants. So I guess I should actually go to yoga, right?”

He/she knows NOTHING.


“Ooh, and I can also try out the sneakers I just bought!”

They’re not sitting in the closet for nothing.


“That instructor DOES always have a good Spotify playlist… and I could use some new inspo.”

Nothing like a good playlist to get us to a workout.


“If I work out, I’ll feel less stressed. If I’m less stressed, I’m in a better mood.”

And what this world really needs is more people blissed out on endorphins.


“Plus, I could really go for a nice punch and kick to a bag right about now.”

The ultimate stress reliever.


“Class is right by the grocery store. I can kill two birds with one stone.”

Getting. Things. Done.


“I do want to see if I can beat my torq score…”
You can’t beat it if you don’t go.


“If I go to yoga, I get to indulge in a savasana.”

Obviously the best part of class.


“Wait, my favorite instructor is teaching? I gotta go!

You can’t miss that.


“I’m booking it!”

And you’ll be so glad you did!


Stephanie Limiti is a born and raised New Yorker living out her dreams of palm trees and sunshine in Los Angeles. When she's not zenned out in yoga class, she's reading biographies and volunteering at dog rescue shelter. Follow her on Instagram.