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Tips for getting exercise done!

How to exercise when you don't really want to! Now, we're not talking about this being your normal state. Instead, we're appreciating that, on many days, exercise is top of your wanna-do list. Most days, it's something you look forward to - and look back favourably on. Here, we're focusing on those occasional times when it feels a bit of a drag.


Tips for getting exercise done!

All of the following are valid ideas. Some might be a bit more light-hearted than others. Some might not suit you. That's fine. Just find one or two that might just work for you. Or maybe a few you've never even thought of...

Simply put on your exercise shorts and do it anyway!

Chances are that your enthusiasm will soon catch up and keep pace with you. This can be at any time of day. But if you automatically put on your training gear when you wake up, or return home from work, then habit can simply kick in.

Decide to cut down your normal exercise time

The probability is, that once you get going, you'll just keep going! If motivation is still low, find another source. Hook up with a friend or friendly rival. Or find a new companion for a change. Then feel those competitive juices start to flow!

Find alternative exercise options

Take the dog for a walk instead - a change can be as good as a rest. If you don't have a dog, offer to take a neighbour's pup as you pound the roads. Try a new workout video. Or give your home an energetic cleaning. Or, decide you don't want to do that and head out to the gym!

Remind yourself of the benefits you want to gain from exercise I

magine how great you will feel once you're finished. Alternatively, think back to situations where you weren't as fit as you wanted to be. Remember the negative feelings. Appreciate how fitness levels can start to drop after just a few missed sessions. Understand that you don't want that to happen. Then put on your running shorts and race away from them. Realise that you are doing this for you, not because it's something that has to be done.

Complain that you can't be bothered to someone who simply won't accept such BS from you!

Or make a post on your social media and wait for the 'feedback' to begin!

Find a media accompaniment to your exercise

This might be music, but depending on the type and length of exercise, it could be a podcast or an audiobook. In this way, you entertain your brain as you exercise your body.

Agree with the words of others

This can be a great place to find motivation. American football coaching legend Vince Lombardi said: 'Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit'. He also reckoned that: 'Most people fail, not because of a lack of desire, but because of a lack of commitment. Henry Ford – the original car guy – reckoned that: 'Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right'. Arnold Schwarzenegger told us that: 'The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. There are many more quotes to find; a quick online search will help you seek out and use those that resonate with you.

Final motivator

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