I found I'm motivated by working out with others. I went to a cardio and a kickboxing class for years and became used to the intensity. When the kickboxing class ended, I started working out with the instructor at his house. Now I work out with him twice a week and at the cardio class once a week. It took me a lot of time to get used to this.
2)find the right reason for you to exercise. Remind yourself of it every time before your session. A weak motivation that doesn't come from you is not gonna help. Find your own strong reason to exercise.
3)remember that body changes occur slowly, but they do occur! I can guarantee, and I'm not big on sweating for hours myself. But I promise you, you'll get where you want to be 🙂
However, the longest I have done was about 55 vonsecutive days and the secret was to do first thing in the morning.
If you wake and do it, willingly or not, at least you’re done with it before the day begins. What kills me usually is weekends (don’t know yet what to do about it), either because of late nights out or for not waking up same time; procrastinate once, then I lose control.
I want to be able to go 3 to 6 months non stop, really making it a habit.
I m in control here. Just do it L. Even if for a few mins
Second of all I chose something that I "enjoy" on good days and "don't mind" on bad days. For me that's a 20 minute stretching session. What could it be for you?
From the fabulous letters i received during my first journey (which I advise you to read more then once!) I got that starting easy and starting small will always be the best way to motivate yourself to keep going.
Have you tried to integrate your exercise to your morning routine?
I believe that one of the letters adviced to get off at the train/bus stop before yours to walk to the place where you want to be. Or to keep your gym shoes near your bed and use clean gym clothes as a pijama.
I wish you the best of luck!
Remember on days when I “think” I don’t have energy for it I like to remember how great I feel after I excercise. And starting slow is key on those days you can’t muster the energy. I find that if I don’t want to run if I just get up and start walking and then throw my playlist on I’m ready to run. Just start. Any pace. Any movement.
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