Envision your ideal self before every workout. Remind yourself why you're doing this, and just take the plunge.
There's no doubt you'll be miserable, but every so often you'll catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and realize what you're working towards.
There's a certain clarity… A high almost you'll feel on occasion. Take it in for what it is, and do what we're all here to do. Be your best self.
I also try to make the exercise itself more enjoyable. I made a playlist of songs that pump me up and make me want to take things on. I have that cranked up when I do my exercise.
All in all it comes down to finding the exercise you enjoy doing and making the experience more positive. It's hard to begin but over time it becomes easier.
Each day you try the movement will slowly but surely become easier and you will find so much joy in this moment that the next pain will become a trigger to get to the other side because you will know you can do it!
With all I have been taught so far it is always the small changes that lead to the biggest breakthroughs; so start simple and practice your small plan until your body and you meet the breakthrough that will lead you to the next thing and the next thing until you are so amazed by your own inner power!
I think doing a little bit at a time and being glad of it is better than pushing myself too hard and giving myself a hard time afterwards.
For me, this was realizing that I hate going to the gym. I occasionally liked going to a Zumba or barre class or using the indoor track, but the climate of the rest of the gym was not for me. After I started going for more frequent walks outdoors (while listening to a podcast I enjoy) I decided to try video workouts at home. Now I stream an online workout each morning, before I can talk myself out of exercising. Doing it first thing in the morning has helped me stick with it. Consider the time of day you’re most likely to have enough energy, time, and willpower to finish a workout. Make a playlist of your favorite tunes to get yourself excited to workout. Or listen to an interesting podcast. Soon you’ll find yourself looking forward to exercising because of what you’ll be listening to along with it. You can always restart if you fall off the wagon. Give it time, and give yourself grace.
If you go to the gym spend 10 minuets on an exercycle to warm up
Always make sure you stretch after too.
1. Watch yourself when you exercise. Don't strain your body to do things it's not cut out for at that stage. For example, if you're running you can slow down your speed. But there is somethings that shouldn't change even when you're strained like the amount of time to exercise or number of reps etc.
2. See what type of exercise you like and is comfortable for you. I don't like going to the gym to use fancy equipment, this type of excercise is harder for me. Instead, I like yoga where you can focus on your breathing and move slowly. The challenge is to maintain a posture for some time. And also jogging, not running like some beast is after you, except if your body becomes comfortable to run but I advise not to do it for too long.
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