Sign up for a charity run/walk/bike ride. Make sure that the event is a couple of months in the future, and that what you need to accomplish (eg. run 5K, walk 10K, bike 10K) is beyond what you can do now. That way, you need to work at it consistently (C25K program, for example) for the period of time in order to achieve the goal - and since you are raising money on the premise of doing this, it's hard to back out.
Once the event is done, you have established a healthy habit, and raised money for a good cause.
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Don't buy into the misconception that exercise is the cause of pain and injury. More often, it is inactivity that exacerbates painful conditions. Movement, whether structured exercise, gentle stretching or simply a relaxed walk, stimulates blood flow and helps reduce fluid build-up and swelling.
If what you are doing isn't working for you, change what you are doing. If your exercise routine is causing pain, pick a different exercise routine. If your food choices aren't setting well with your body, change what you eat. Pay attention to what your body tells you.
I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)
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