I've realized that when I exercise I feel better, it actually relieves my stress. I have been having a bad day today in fact, but during my lunch I walked the stairs at work and afterwards I felt so much better. It relieved a lot of my stress.
Sounds like maybe part of your problem is not liking the exercise you are doing. Find something you like to do like walking or biking and then it won't seem like exercise so much and more as just a way to release some tension.
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Sometimes you just have to literally force yourself and go. If you prepare before by packing your clothes and equipment, it will be much more difficult to skip. In the past, I've told myself to break down the workout in steps. I've given myself permission to leave if I still hated working out 20 minutes in.
I'm with Lec. When I work out I might start out thinking over all the things that are going on in my life, but if I get going I find my mind escapes into a new groove. I have actually had runs in the mornings that I finish and then realize that it's not a weekend - that I have to go to work! I was enjoying myself so much that I totally forget.
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When I'm having a rough week (more often than not at this point) exercise really helps me to clear my head. Its an hour where I can focus on something purely physical and not worry about the rest of the world. I usually manage to work stuff out in my head by the time I'm done. Good luck!! I'm sure you can push through it!
Sorry you are having such a rough time! For me, I try not to let bad weeks throw me off track. Yes, i fail sometimes...might overindulge in sweets or miss a workout...but most of the time I stay on track by telling myself to not make excuses and reminding myself how good I will feel after I workout. I always have to force myself to workout, but once I do it, I feel SOOO much better. And when I skip it I am always like "I should have worked out" and feel worse than before. I tell myself to just at least do 15mins...and then once I get going I end up usually doing my full workout (about 45mins-1hr). Bad weeks and slip ups happen, but I try not to get into the habit of giving myself a pass for it.
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For me, personally, a quote that helps me the most and is the most inspiring is from the Motivational Pages: "I do what I have to do, so I can do what I want to do". (I'm 62 years old and I try to exercise 6 days a week and on the 7th, try to have an active day - but admittedly like to lay around and read. LOL Perhaps you're younger and that quote won't be as inspiring to you. Another thing that helps me is to remember how I feel when I finish exercising. You never hear anyone say, "Gee, I wish I didn't do that workout". LOL Everyone is almost always glad to have worked out.
Even tho i lost 2 pounds this week for my sencond weigh in. I wish i would of exercised more. I am dealing with alot of stress from work and been being lazy bc of what my great grandma is going thru. How do you get your self to work out even wwhen the week seems to be or worse enemy?
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