One of the first steps toward becoming a regular exerciser is realizing exactly why you want to work out. Losing weight and looking better in the mirror are added bonuses to exercise, but if they are your only motivation, you may find it impossible to stick to a routine.
I recommend that you find a deeper reason. For example, I HAVE to be a good role model for my clients. How can I succeed if I skip my workout just because I don’t feel like exercising?
- more energy
- lower disease risk
- increase mobility or range-of-motion
- better balance – physically and mentally
- for your kids – to show them healthy habits, have the ability to play with them, or simply be around long enough to watch them grow up
Keep in mind these are simply suggested in order to guide you toward determining YOUR reason to commit to an exercise program.
The next time you are having trouble working up the motivation to exercise, think back on your own personal reason for wanting to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I wish you the best on your fitness journey!