I am gullible and sometimes immature when it comes to telling myself I have to do things. So I made a rule: when it is time to exercise I have to put on my workout shoes. When I say "I don't want to" I start the self talk. "You know the rule!" "But I'm not going to exercise" I grumble....
And I answer "tell me why not,while you step outside" I give myself to the end of the driveway to give my excuses, then tell myself "I am going to remind you of why you want to do this while we walk to the stop sign." Half way round the block I realize I have completed 10 minutes walking!
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Trick yourself into exercising by using the Wii or similar device. Get moving for a small amount of time and then build up to 60 plus minutes. Soon you will enjoy exercise and want to try other things.
I like Just Dance 1 and 2, My Fitness Coach, and Gold's Gym Dance Workout.
When I have a pile of clutter that needs organizing, or a tedious job I dislike doing, I set a timer for 15 minutes. I tell myself I must only work that long. Every time I end up working much longer--sometimes even finishing the job!
This "trick" works for exercise too!
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