Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
I'm never motivated to exercise. I hate it. So I signed up for community college exercise classes that I would enjoy. It's less expensive than a gym/dojo/etc, and knowing I'm going to get a grade for participating keeps me motivated to show up and sweat!
It's summer time! Get out and ride a real bike. Notice all the birds, people, children, trees, butterflies, lakes, or life's happenings! Breathe the fresh air, smile, and exercise all at the same time! Kick that stationary bike to the curb!
To stay motivated with running, I sign up for a race. That way I know I have to train or I will not finish well.
I think I use tardiness to get out of a lot of stuff... so I made the rule that I have to go to the gym even if I'm running late. Last Friday I was running so late that I only got a 5 min workout before I had to hit the showers to get to work. But I went to the gym -I'm overcoming my excuses!
I had an inspired moment today. I walk for fitness and decided today to add intervals of pumping my arms like a race walker. So I can still walk while protecting my knees and toes, but increase in intervals for a fuller work out.
After dropping my son at school. I push on and do 4-5km with my daughter in the stroller. My morning exercise is done and I have a free day to do whatever I would like with my kids or family.
Even though stretching can seem like a waste of time, you need it for the muscles.
I have started making more trips to get something done. Instead of loading up and taking everything upstairs in one trip, I take one thing at a time. Instead of throwing trash bags in the back of the pickup truck to haul down the 500' driveway on trash night, I carry one bag at a time and walk!
After you work out, wash your sports bra in the bathroom sink and drape it over a towel to dry. The next day, you'll see it hanging there all fresh and clean, and you'll be motivated to put it on and work out again!