Have you been telling yourself that you are going to start exercising when… (Fill in the blank)?
Do you glance at your reflection in the mirror and instantly become aware of ‘those’ areas?
Hey, you’re not alone.
It is so easy to let your good intentions be sabotaged by an endless barrage of excuses and time delay tactics.
Often, the word ‘exercise’ itself appears to signal a feeling of trepidation as does the term ‘diet’.
If you’re saying ‘Ooh yeah, that’s me’ then guess what, again, you are not alone. I’ve been there, as has my wife, my friends, work colleagues, acquaintances; heck…even the greatest of athletes would have had their slumps.
So…what can we do about it?
First, consider your reason.
What do I mean by this?
Well, what is your WHY? Why do you want to exercise?
What is your motivation, more importantly – where does your motivation come from?
Your motivation will be in direct proportion to your WHY. Something I can absolutely say for certain, you need to do this for yourself. If your WHY is linked to someone else, or your perceived perception of what someone else may expect of you or desire you to be, then your motivation will be an illusion and so will your efforts and would be results.
So…whether your goal is to exercise for general health or to lose weight or tone up or to maintain fitness and vitality, you must begin by recognising your WHY and then assembling a plan around it.
This is the key to having and maintaining strong motivation.
Don’t do it for someone else…
Do it for yourself!
Founder of superyou4life