Odd thing to say I know, but I think they are great for people like yourself (I used to be exactly like you, hated the thought of sweating, hard work or even people looking at me)
You can walk to the shops, park further away from work or shops, visit a friend etc.
Go for a walk with a friend so you can catch up and enjoy it at the same time.
I use videos off you tube and use a app called hasfit.
They have all sorts of workouts and beginners programs.
It's a husband and wife team, they do workouts together in which the husband does the normal routine and the wife does the easier version. She will use water bottles as the weights and do easier modifications.
The videos range from 15mins to an hour.
Trust me when I say it takes some will power to get started but after a week or two, you will start to feel it and enjoy it.
Record what you do so you can look back on what you have done. Even 15 minutes is worth being proud off!
Good luck and have fun.
Running especially, allows you to view places like almost nothing else.
I look forward to this mindfulness and adventure for the rest of my life.
To start exercising, u could even start with do 1 squat, walk 10mins, just start small, so small that it won't give u any stress, and once u complete it, even it's soooo small, it's still a small win, reward yourself, and be proud of yourself!
If you remember Pokemon GO (Yes, people still play that), I have been going out and walking around town or the mall and playing it every day for at least an hour. I've been doing this for about a year, and I've managed to build up my stamina slowly and lose a few pounds!
At first it was slow and kind of tough, but now its getting quicker and its a lot more fun!
Hope this is a helpful suggestion!
But, all you need to do is one thing each day. Select something you are familiar with or that interests you.
Swear to yourself that you will get in a pushup position at 7am each day and count to ten.
The idea is to to make it so simple that you can't help but succeed, not that it will challenge you, but that you create a habit.
After three days of proving to yourself that you can win at a goal that you set, however small. Consistency is more important that what you do.
After three days, add one pushup.
I bet you can't do just one pushup for 7 days in a row at 7am without trying for 2…
Pick something that means anything to you.
I had some problems with energy level/mood. I changed my diet and abandoned some bad habits, and it got easier. But do this in small steps. Don't do it all at once. If you don't like exercising now, start with healthy meals and walks in the park or in the woods. Connect with nature, clear your mind. Read a book about personal growth. This all helps. Pick a good habit, do it for a week or two. Then add another good habit to your day. As i said. The hardest thing is to start. Then every day is easier. I believe in you!
Also, take a look at the intensity of the exercise you are doing because you may just be pushing yourself too hard. You may even want to look at other options for exercise. I enjoy running but someone else might hate it and would rather swim.
If I could offer a suggestion, I’d say just do a minimal amount to get started. Do 1 push up or do 1 jumping jack every day. Then after a week add another to the day. After a month you’ll be at 4 a day. After two you’ll be at 8 a day. After a year you’ll be at 52 a day. If I told you to do 52 jumping jacks today you wouldn’t do it, or you may and then you wouldn’t want to tomorrow. Building a fundamental habit towards exercising is more important than actually exercising a lot.
Take baby steps and let the improvements come to you gradually over time. You’ve got this!
Being creative is inspiring!
I know it can be a daunting task to do first in the morning.
I've experienced that too! However, one small tip I can give to you is to START SMALL.
Don't think like I will go for a walk half an hour, or 15 minutes, starts with just 5 minutes! Hate to go outside? Don't worry! You can just choose to do push-ups 5 times or even a little stretching could do. What's important is you must have the feelings of accomplishment when you do something. And trust me, even if you start your exercise small, it's still an accomplishment worth to celebrate for!
So, start small, start with things that's most easy to do.
You can do it!
Every day we can exercise, by doing what we love most.
Take a long walk when going to do your shopping.
Join a dance class or simply do some stretches when you get out of bed.
Secondly, don't plan to do more than you can cope with. Life is very busy and things will get in the way and make you tired , that's why you should always start small. Run for 5 minutes or do 5 minutes stretches, start with a short workout, and once you incorporate that into your routine, it will cone naturally.
You have to prioritize it. Leave a 5 minute slot in your day to do some sort of exercise, if you don't treat it as something valuable, you will not commit.
Don't forget, exercise is great, but hydration and good nutrition go hand in hand so! Be happy be healthy and don't give up!
Find something you like to do. A sport. Roller skating. Swimming. So many fun active things to do . Find something and do that.
Remember start small and choose healthy e.g take the stairs and walk to work instead of driving ( if you live far then park your car 5min away from work and walk from there) a step counter may help. Im no time you will start enjoying yourself and feeling good
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