EVERYONE NEEDS EXERCISE MOTIVATION IDEAS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER

4 Dec

You have the best juicer and high powered blender in town. Your treadmill was delivered a month ago and it beckons you daily. All the healthy eating and exercise books you bought are stacked neatly on your desk. All that is wonderful but with no MOTIVATION, no progress!

I don’t know anyone who is motivated every single day. Some might consider me a fitness nut but even today I told my fitness partner, “I’m not feeling very enthused today. So, if I start whining, just don’t worry about it!”

My response to a sluggish moment? Organize some of my motivation ideas to share with you! Are you ready?

First, let’s keep in mind that everyone is different. An idea that might really set me on fire could cause you to yawn in a matter of minutes. That’s ok!

That’s why we need to have a steady stream of fresh motivation ideas.

Here are four ideas to help keep you on track.

  1. GET CONNECTED TO OTHERS THAT SHARE YOUR INTEREST IN FITNESS AND FITNESS MOTIVATION  Find bloggers who care about fitness motivation. Follow their blog if their ideas click with you. Here are some great ideas from Stacey’s blogOne of Stacey’s ideas is to “buddy up.” If that speaks to you, you can find more information on fitness partnering here.   Find Facebook groups that send frequent fitness motivation posts. I like Million Dollar Baby Fitness. Of course, follow me!
  2. DESIGN JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF STRUCTURE IN YOUR LIFE TO MAKE IT EASIER Realistically decide how much time per week you will exercise. How many days per week? What time of day works best for you to exercise? Early morning? Mid-day? Night-time? Once you get those questions answered, be as specific as you can about your exercise schedule. Once your schedule is set, follow it! Having a routine will help.
  3. DO A DAILY GUIDED VISUALIZATION SEEING YOURSELF FEELING FANTASTICALLY FIT Don’t know how to do that? No problem. Follow my blog and you’ll receive instructions soon. In the meantime, in preparation for this, write a list of 10 adjectives that describe how you imagine ideal fitness would feel to you. Some examples are: confident, strong, relieved, calm, excited, passionate, sexy, capable, and… We’ll use those words later. 
  4. MAKE IT FUN  Maybe that sounds counterintuitive but consider this. Is there certain music that you really love? Let that music get you going. Brainstorm some activities that would be fun to do while getting a good workout! Maybe you could plan a bicycle trip with friends. Or, you could set up a dance party. Remind yourself to smile or even laugh during sets! Science tells just smiling, even if it is forced, changes our brain chemistry!

What works to keep you motivated? Share your ideas here and we all benefit!


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  1. GUIDED VISUALIZATION FOR FITNESS « fitness beyond expectations - December 15, 2012

    […] deeper and deeper into your relaxation. Another alternative is to follow the instructions in a recent post where you were asked to write a list of 10 adjectives that describe how you think ideal fitness […]

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