Usually by going with a friend but if I’m on my own it’s normally trying to remember how good I felt the last time I did it
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A technique that works well for me is visualising an improved version of myself in action. In example – I’m playing volleyball with my friends once a week and to motivate me to additional exercises I’m imaging how I could have played if I jumped higher or had more power in my arms. Then I’m comparing this imaginary level of fitness with my current one and I’m trying to close the gap.
I remember how great I felt after working out the last time when I need motivation. If that doesn’t work I will go online and image search “Workout/Fitness Before and After” and/or “Weight loss Before and After”. One picture will usually stand out to me and I will go to the site and read their story. Realizing this is a journey, and it is only ONE hour out of my day, I grab my workout bag and I’m ready to go!
I did not. Motivation is not what you need. You need to build persistence, discipline. Motivation come and goes. Routine is more less stable. Push yourself untill it is easier and easier. Untill one day you will see your resistance melting.
- What “secret” exercises you do at your work table?
- What’s a great at-home exercise?
- I struggle with depression, but I always feel better after I exercise. Motivating myself to exercise when I feel so down is difficult, however. Do you have any tricks to motivate yourself to exercise when you just plain don’t want to? 🙂
- How do you motivate yourself to exercise? I need help!
- Do you work out as soon as you wake up?
- How do you get yourself exercising when you are already exhausted or have no energy?
- Practitioners of Ayurveda: How do you start to energize the body? How fast can it happen?
- Why work out if I’m not seeing results?
- How often do you exercise per week and how many hours each session?
- I wake up in the morning, drink water, fold my bed sheets and all, then exercise, and then take a shower. So my question is that should I brush my teeth before or after exercise?