You know how important exercise is and that it’s an integral part of your weight loss and health and self help plan, so why are you still having a difficult time fitting it into your busy lives. OK, yes, exercise may be challenging when you first begin your program, it’s easy to use the “I just don’t have the time” excuse when you feel like you don’t have any exercise motivation.
However, you’ll find it interesting to know that what I have figured out for myself is that no matter which exercise program I choose, it must be something I enjoy. Especially when it comes to the setting and location.
Since I work at home, I need to get outside or go to the gym for exercise. For some, it’s more exercise motivation to convert a second bedroom into a personal “home gym”.
Home gym does not mean you have to have the most expensive, high tech equipment. Mine used to be just an exercise ball, a set of weights, an exercise mat, then our family bought a Wii and I added the exercise program to that. Simple and fun to do!
So when I can’t go to the gym, or be outside, I can do exercises that I love in my own home. It’s my private time and I don’t have to worry about who else needs the equipment or who’s lurking around the gym. I get an hour to myself and it’s a great way to start my day.
Then I asked myself if this could possibly be what’s stopping many people from having exercise motivation? “Is this most people’s problem? Do they not like where they work out so they just don’t want to go?” So it’s really not the actual workout but the environment that they’re in.
One thing is certain, you will never make a lifestyle change to include exercise on a consistent basis if you don’t enjoy it. Who wants to do something that feels like torture? Not me. I love my afternoon exercise time and if it felt like torture, I just wouldn’t have exercise motivation.
Therefore, ask yourself this all important question when you think of how to get exercise motivation. What would you need to do to have an enjoyable workout – one that you look forward to doing? Maybe it’s as simple as becoming a member of an adult sports league? bowling, or starting your own exercise group? Join a gym with a friend and/or get your home gym set up? The choices to find exercise motivation are endless, all you need to do is give it some quick thought – then just DO IT!
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