If you just can’t seem to get your gym routine down (because who can resist the snooze button and unlimited Netflix streaming?), Pavlok, a new fitness tracker slated to debut in 2015, might be just the fix: According to Refinery29, if you dare skip a Pilates class for a Prime Suspect marathon, the tracker will deliver an electric shock of up to 340V as punishment. And if, somehow, that’s not motivation enough, Pavlok will also Facebook-shame you by posting your failure to your wall for all to see. Seriously!
I envy her upper body strength.
Some days, getting yourself off the couch and into your sneakers is way easier said than done. I mean, let’s face it: Posting up with a Law and Order: SVU marathon and central air conditioning is simply more appealing than sweating your face off in 90-degree weather. And those “Keep Calm and Sweat On” Instagram posts, hashtagged with every variation of “fitspiration” imaginable—#fitspiration, #fitspirationquote #fitspirational, and so on—are more cringe-inducing than motivating, am I right?
But not to worry, friends: Next time you catch yourself ditching the sweat session for a hangout sesh with your favorite SVU detectives, refer to this handy list of motivational mantras. These quotes will get you off the couch without making you cringe. And I promise, Detective Stabler will still be waiting for you on Netflix when you get back.
I love a good motivational phrase as much as the next gal, but I find that a lot of the ones I see on Facebook and Instagram—or even tacked to friends’ walls—make my eyes roll. (See: All the variations of “Keep Calm And ____ On.”) If you’re looking to give yourself a typographical pep talk without crossing the line into cheese-ball territory, read on. I found 11 motivational posters on Etsy that won’t make you cringe.