I find the hardest part of exercise - of 'moving' - is getting started. Once I'm actually doing it, as long as I listen to my body and don't push too hard, I can keep going for 10, 15, 20 minutes or more. Last night I did stationary biking for 30 minutes! Okay, so I did 15 and then a break and then 15 more, but I did it. I without the 'permisssion' to take a break, I doubt I would have made it to the first 10.
Getting up to do it in the first place...that's where all the excuses lie. I've been blogging my progress, and twittering it too, to keep myself accountable. When I just don't feel like it, I know I have to answer for it. It gets me up. :) Then, once I am up, I tell myself I don't have to be perfect or do it the fastest or forever, and if I'm tired I can take a breather, as long as I get right back to it. And its working.
Find a way to help yourself get up and start, and once you've started each minute will add up and it will get easier. I promise. You're worth it. :)
Oh! I was reading the Daily Spark this morning and came across this blog from Coach Nicole about getting started...she's a fitness coach, right? Exercising must be easy for her? Nope! She struggles too. She has found ways to motivate her to get moving, but I found it very helpful to know that it wasn't just me, or 'being lazy' (what a poisonous thought!), its something even fitness lovers go through. Here is a link to the article: www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=confessio
Edited by: SANDRAREGINA at: 2/17/2012 (08:17)
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