1, a scheduled time and Location that NEVER varies, either a class or personal training.
2, I try to set up my daily routines to require more physical effort, like doing squats as i squeegee the shower, or squat when I take the milk out of the bottom shelf of my refrigerator for my morning coffee.
If it is still a "pain" to get going and exercise then at least show up. Have your clothes ready (the day before preferably) or put them on well before the planned exercise. That will make it easier to show up and once it's time to do the exercise, you're already ready and have no excuse to back out.
You will feel accomplished after the set exercise so just do it. It will improve your energy and self-esteem. Exercising is one of the best things you can do for yourself so show yourself the self-love and respect you deserve and get going.
It helps tremendously to find something you love and focus on that, whether it be going out for a walk, run, hit the gym, take a class, tennis, swim, or whatever workout that pleases you.
Good luck! You can do this 🙂
1) Set the bar low. I remember when I first started, I was extremely extremely unfit so my coach set my a goal of just doing one push up a day. But the push up needs to be perfect form (no cutting corners!) Eventually from there I became more confident with my ability to exercise so managed to do more and maintain it as a habit.
2) Do it with someone. Sometimes (especially gym) gets really boring for me, so I like to ask someone out to go together
3) Do an exercise that you like. For me personally no other sports is as interesting to me as martial arts. Nowadays if I see an exercise routine I incorporate martial arts in it
- How do you keep track of your progress?
- What do you think is the most efficient exercise?
- What areas do you like stretching in the morning?
- On the days when you really don’t feel like it, how do you find motivation?
- I prefer stretches and gentle movements in the early morning. My cardio comes later in the day. Do you think getting the heart pumping is better at certain times?
- Do you eat before or after your run, or both?
- How do you manage to pass boredom in routine exercise?
- How do you stay determined and on the right track to not give up and quit on the progress you’ve made?
- What other rituals do you perform besides your fabulous rituals?
- What time of exercise habits would you recommend?