I feel comfortable saying that, for most of us, not exercising isn’t about a lack of awareness of its benefits.
Proper and regular exercise is a key to attaining all sorts of other health goals like looking slim, feeling great and living longer.
However, having the full and complete understanding of those benefits still isn’t quite enough on many days to motivate me to visit the gym, hit the trail, or hop onto the treadmill.
I’m not ashamed to say that I need to feel motivated to exercise.
I doubt I am alone.
I follow Pinterest boards full of life-affirming quotes, “Git-er-Done’s”, “Hang in There” kitties and more.
I scour the internet for the success stories of hard-working folks like you and me.
I’ve even been known to hum the Rocky theme song while hunched over the side of my bed lacing up my Asics.
Does this type of motivation really help or am I simply playing some sort of mind game on myself?
I don’t know. But for me, it works.
For me, exercise is hard.
I’ve never been able to shake the connotation that exercise is a chore.
I rarely find it pleasurable and have yet to experience this ethereal “runner’s high” some folks speak of so fondly.
That being said, I exercise nearly every day. It’s primarily because I’ve discovered the things that motivate me come from without, since for whatever reason, I have difficulty finding motivation from within.
What motivates you to exercise, make wise diet choices, and stick to your health goals?
You don’t have to feel obligated to say “The Mediplan Blog,” but come one, you already know I’m someone that needs motivation from outside sources.
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