I’ll start tomorrow, I’ll start Monday. I’ll start next week when I have another excuse that will arise. So what can you do to really get your exercise game on? First thing is, rethink the word and even the practice.
Exercise can be a million things, it’s up to you to define it. For some, it can mean running for miles on end, lifting weights, dancing and for still others it might be mountain biking, kitesurfing, snorkeling or simply walking. If it means endorphins are being set off, there’s some heart rate activity for intermittent periods and potentially a little sweat paired with a post-feel good feeling it can be categorized as “exercise” Yes, this also means being intimate with another person (wink, wink)
So how do you create goals to make exercise less painful?
Create goals that are fun-oriented- The goal isn’t to do a million squats, though that can be a goal.
Count how many jumping jacks you can do in a minute, then beat that number next time around.- That can be a goal.
Jump rope without stopping for 5 minutes. This sounds easy but it isn’t and these can be goals.
Invite a friend or your spouse to join in while you do this to make it a group activity if you prefer to work out with someone. Both of you will benefit, feeling good is contagious and the added motivation can be really helpful.
Just remember, the goal is to feel good about what you’re doing so that you continue to do it happily. Activity is the way that you can reach your ultimate highs and maintain a healthy happy life. So go out and explore what makes you feel good and then do it as often as you can.
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