Building up into a good fitness routine is tough, especially if you’re starting from a habit of exercise avoidance. A lot of people get that way because they weren’t so good at sports in school, and the negative feelings can stick around.
Not to mention how tedious and boring exercise can be!
Start out by thinking of all the things you hate about exercising. Maybe it’s not just the boring, it’s the pressure of going to the gym, where so many other fit people are. Maybe the gym isn’t the place for you.
There are a lot of options for where and how you work out. You can work out inside. Outside. You can walk, run, swim, lift weights and more. If you’re hating your exercise routine, maybe you’re going about it all wrong. Take a look and where and how you are exercising. There’s probably one or more types of exercise you would enjoy far more. Maybe you’d be more motivated if you got off the treadmill and started hiking, for example.
Fitting exercise in can itself feel like a chore, but you should try not to let it be. Sometimes life will get in the way. But if you’re looking forward to exercising rather than dreading it, this can happen far less often. Consider this to be motivation to find an exercise routine you enjoy.
Then there’s how long it takes to get results. Try to get your mind off the immediate results dream. It’s not going to happen. But you can set smaller goals to see results sooner. Set goals for how long you exercise, how intense it is, and so forth. You can use the scale to measure results too, but you can be sure that if you’re improving how well your exercise routine goes, you’re getting more fit. And that should be a major goal of any fitness routine, regardless of weight loss goals.
Finally, try to have support for what you’re doing. If there’s no one to help you be motivated it’s harder to stay motivated.
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