Motivate Yourself To Get Fit

You know you should exercise more. Your dryer keeps shrinking your pants, and getting out of your chair is harder. Starting may be your problem. How do you motivate yourself to get fit? Lack of motivation is one of the biggest reasons people don’t exercise or lose weight. They often put it off until the time is right, which usually never occurs. Make time to start a fitness program and consistently stick with that plan.

Can boosting your energy be a motivation?

Maybe you are too tired to play with the kids or walk very far. Plan a trip with the family and use it as motivation. If your family loves the outdoors, plan a camping and hiking trip. It takes lots of energy to do both. If your family is more into comfort, consider a weekend at a large amusement park. No matter what activity you plan, you have to get into shape to do it. Keep your focus on the days until your family trip or have a calendar to mark down the days and track your exercise efforts.

Do you want to look better or lose weight?

Have someone take a picture of you or do it using a full-length mirror. Dress in clothing that is more revealing so every roll or bulge shows. You’ll take a new picture once a month in the same outfit to help you see the change. Wellness on a Dime can help with nutritional plans and exercise programs designed specifically for you. You can also start by cutting out food with added sugar and highly processed food and increasing your activity by walking or exercising 45 minutes a day.

Phone a friend.

Make a deal with a friend to exercise together. If that’s impossible, do weekly check-ins with each other. Weigh yourself and take measurements once a week. Track your workout routine, including the number of reps and sets and how easy or difficult they are to do. Add to your program each day. Maybe you’ll only add an extra repetition or do something more significant like cutting out highly processed food or starting a meal plan. Winners keep score. The more you track your progress, the more likely you’ll be to reach your goals.

  • Set a timer. Every hour get up and move for five minutes. You can exercise, walk around, or tidy up the house. Do whatever it takes to get you moving every 55 minutes. After five minutes, you can return to sitting.
  • Create a goal. Your goal doesn’t have to be fancy. Just say what you want to do and give yourself a timeline. Make your goal realistic.
  • Write down why you want to start and keep it front and center. Is your blood pressure high? Do you need to lose weight to get your resting glucose level lower? Are you always too tired to have fun?
  • Exercise at the same time every day to make it a habit. If you run out of day before you run out of tasks, exercise first thing in the morning. Pick a time that works for you and make it your appointment with fitness.

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