How to get your exercise done when you really don't feel like it

We're all different, so what works for someone else might not work for you. Here are a few ideas on how to get going, hopefully one will help;

JUST DO IT

Get up and get going. Stop thinking about it and stop trying to convince yourself. Stop reading. J U S T   D O  I T. Go. Exercise. Walk. Run. Jump. Do something. NOW!

DECREASE THE PRESSURE YOU PUT ON YOURSELF

Are you an athlete competing? No? Didn't think so. All you need to do is exercise, move your body to make a healthy impact on your life. Take down your expectations. Do whatever that gets you going. All exercise is good exercise as long as you get your body moving, get your blood pumping faster, get warmer and your breath gets faster. 

Dance, jump, walk, clean, play, cycle, climb - whatever works for you. 

MINIMUM EFFORT

What's the least you can get done today? Do that. A little bit of exercise is making a big difference, and is always better than nothing. 

Here's an article on how little exercise is enough to make a positive impact on your health; How much exercise is enough?

COMPETE

For the competitive souls; think of someone you admire or a bit of jealous of. What would they do? Well, you need to beat them, so get up and get going. 

REALISTIC PLAN

Is your problem that you haven't got the time or energy to exercise? Re-plan your schedule and make sure it fits better in to your life. Exercise can be as simple as a short workout in your lounge, a brisk walk or a dance session. For more tips or ideas, be in touch.

BE PREPARED

Make it a routine to put out your workout stuff the night before - make sure you've got all you need ready to quickly get changed and get going.

FIND YOUR PASSION OR WHAT WORKS FOR YOU

Try different types of exercises until you find something that you love or at least like or feel comfortable doing. You don't have to be a gym bunny to be healthy - all exercise is good exercise. 

As always, feel free to be in touch with questions or suggestions.

Healthy regards,

Hannah

Online PT

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