Some people hate exercise. Are you one of them?
Most people that hate working out, also hate the way they look. It becomes a vicious circle. It’s a proven fact that regular fitness activity leads to healthy living, reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and obesity. It also helps you look and feel better. Yet, many people still choose a lifestyle that lacks a health lifestyle.
It must be awful to face the idea of exercise with pure dread and to hate every moment. Wouldn’t you rather enjoy what you are doing?
Just as you hate exercise, you can learn to love it! People who workout on a regular basis enjoy the activity and like the way it makes them feel. You need to find a fitness based activity that not only makes you feel great, but is fun while you do it.
- Make a goal. Create a goal and a time frame for accomplishing it. Be realistic and write it down. Do something everyday towards your goal. Review it often.
- Track your progress. Before starting any fitness program, assess your current fitness level. Write down your weight and other measurements, as well as what you did during each exercise session. Review your progress every couple of weeks to see how far you have come!
- Schedule your workout. Just like any other important meeting, you need to make a fitness appointment with yourself. You would not just skip out on another type of meeting, don’t skip out on this one!
- Money. Joining a gym can be costly! Between the initiation fees and monthly dues, you may have a big dent in your pocketbook. You can walk for free outdoors, or purchase an at-home fitness program (for much less than a gym membership). The advantage of at-home exercise programs is that you get a great nutrition plan, expert trainers, and save time by working out in the privacy of your home.
- Get support. You can join an entire community of people who will help motivate and support you as you ease into fitness. With free fitness tools for tracking your progress, and online workout buddies just like you, our community for fit and healthy living is a step in the right direction.
You don’t have to be an exercise hater. Make an effort to start liking it, and you’ll love the way you look and feel too!