Let’s face it – it’s one of those things many people love to hate and is one of those things that we all need to do regularly.
So many people say “well I’ve tried everything but I just can’t seem to enjoy it” and yes, we have used that line too.
Why is it that some people seem to enjoy and then others, well, they would simply rather do anything else but do it ?
Our answer is simple – they have either found something the love doing or they have (without realizing it) connected exercise with something that really means a great deal to them.
1) Don’t do too much
Often, we over exert ourselves. We realize we haven’t moved much for a while and then we go all out and do more in one session than we would in a week. Your body needs time to rest during periods of exercise so make sure you schedule in breaks too.
2) Start off slowly
If you are new to exercise, start by doing simple things every day that you wouldn’t normally do. Use the stairs, go for a brisk walk, do squats while you are brushing your teeth. They might not sound like much but if you have been avoiding exercise for a while, simple things will get your body used to moving more.
3) Pump Up The Jam
Create a playlist with your favourite songs. The ones that make you smile, the ones that make your feet tap and the ones you want to sing along too. And use those to do your workout too. If they are songs that get you to sing out loud, even better !! Expanding your longs goes a long ways towards helping the body out during a workout.
4) Keep an Exercise Journal
keeping a record of what you do, how you feel when you do it and some of your goals is a great way to measure your progress and, in doing so, help you to see at a glance how things have improved. Take pictures, record the things you have done and write encouraging notes to yourself for your next workout each time you have completed one.
5) Do It With a Friend
Life with friends around is so much easier, especially when they are people you really enjoy spending time with. Laughter also makes exercise so much more enjoyable so find someone you trust and can be yourself with and workout with them. Set goals for each other and encourage each other because often, it’s a lot easier to support someone else than supporting yourself.