Start slow – You’ll never see marathon runners sprint at the start of a marathon. They start slow and keep a steady pace. It’s the same thing with exercise. If you start with too much intensity, you’ll quickly burn out. Start training moderately and give your body time to adjust to exercise. Start with 30 minute workouts, 3 times a week then advance the workouts as you feel better and get fitter.
Use Youtube – It’s a great resource for anyone who wants to be healthier, and a fantastic source of motivation. You can find a lot of inspirational videos which will lite your spirits and put you in the right frame of mind to exercise. In fact, some are made specifically for people who struggle to exercise.
Exercise to feel better – Bad mood and stress are major excuses for people not to exercise. While in reality they should be reasons to exercise. Exercise will improve your mood and get rid of stress. On the other hand, you will still be in a bad mood if you skip your workout. Put any bad feelings to one side and exercise…you’ll likely feel much be9er in the end.
Be accountable – We all need someone to encourage us when we start feeling lazy. This could be a workout partner, a personal trainer, a friend or a member of your family. Whoever it is, find someone who will make you push yourself and be accountable. Alternatively, you can join many online social groups for people who share the same goals as you.