This might not be an issue for you, but I’m sure most of us fall into this category. You just don’t have the motivation to exercise. I’m not blaming you. Some people have kids to take care of. Some have pile of works to do. You just don’t have the time and motivation to exercise. However, you feel the need to exercise. If you were like me, I always feel sad when I see myself on the mirror. It just doesn’t look right. Do you know what I mean? Then these tips are for you. I’m not saying you will start your exercise 1 minute after you read these tips, but at least they will help you to get started.
Thefrisky.com gives a bunch of tips that I will use here. Why? because they came from readers just like you, so the tips will be realistic and relevant for you, I’d think.
- Start small. Nobody starts as an athlete. Everybody who are involved in sports start small. If you have never run before, don’t set yourself to run for 5 miles a day. Start with 1 mile or even 0.5 mile. Start with something achievable where you know you can accomplish it. When you do, it will start build your confidence to set yourself with higher goals.
- Realize that it’s hard. If you think that exercising is hard, you are absolutely right. It’s not easy to start, it’s even harder to keep doing it. So if you are getting frustrated in the beginning, relax. It’s normal. The key here is how you response to that frustration? Are you going to stop or keep going? Well, you know the answer to that. Keep trying. You’ll get to the point where exercising become a part of you. If you don’t exercise, you feel something is just not right. When you are at that point, you are all set.
- Don’t wait. This is the biggest problem I have. I always think that today is not a good day to exercise. I’ll do it tomorrow. And you know what? for some strange reason, I am having the same excuse tomorrow and the day after that. My point is if you are thinking of exercising, do it NOW. If you wait, the chance is you are not going to do it.
I hope these tips will help you to get started exercising. I’m still struggling too sometimes, and it’s normal. We are not Michael Phelps who trains six hours a day, six days a week, without fail.
Let me know how it goes for you. If I were to ask you what is your best tip to get started exercising, what would it be?