I do the majority of my walking (my work out) during lunch. It allows me a break and I can listen to my favorite music.
As far as motivation to do it, sometimes you just gotta do it. It has been so hot and humid, sometimes I want to stay inside. But, I bring my workout clothes and say to myself, "Get off your butt and change." You'll get to a point, like I am now, where you feel funny if you don't work out.
I've found that working out as soon as I wake up is easiest. It's almost like I'm still asleep and it's a great energizer for the rest of the day! :-)
8/8/12 12:53 P
Pencil it into your schedule and do it. Don't even THINK about whether you "feel motivated"- that is where you're going wrong.
Millionsof people get up when the alarm sounds and keep a schedule. They don't think about whether they FEEL like going to work that day, or whether they FEEL like going to school. They know they need to do certain things regardless of whether or not they feel like it. Exercise is one of those things. It goes on your "TO DO" list, not on your "waiting for motivation" list.
8/8/12 12:15 P
As one who is just getting over it now (I took a 9-month 'break' from all healthy physical activity except walking my dogs) I can relate...and you DO NOT want my motivation! I ended up with leg-muscle problems from the shift down in activity level; my blood pressure experimented with the high end of the spectrum and my digestion went all flooey. What you can get away with younger evidently doesn't work when you get to the later 50s. So, I'm back to my at-home strength training, and either tread-mill, or dvd cardio.
AND I FEEL FANTASTICALLY BETTER--and it's only been 10 days. Go for it, woman. It's a small investment in now to get a good interest rate in the future.
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85 8/8/12 10:24 A
I find myself lacking the motivation to work out. I am eating relatively okay, but I feel like I have such a lack of energy. Maybe depression or something I don't know, but I NEED to work out. How have you guys gotten over this hurdle?
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