When I am feeling unmotivated, I throw on some good music and let it take me away. Even listening to music on the drive home is what turns my head-space around to getting in the groove to work out, to remeber it's my life, it's up to me and I can feel good with a song!
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If you can't find the motivation to do exercise just put on some music (I like it loud) and just move to it. Usually my "moves" are cross between a power step, jog, and jump, swing my arms a bit and move my head to the music. (Make sure there's no one watching!) You will be surprised how much fun you'll have and how the time will fly. It's not a substitute for a workout routine, but getting your legs moving is always better than the couch!
I can always build up enough of a sweat and heart-rate to at least be as good as a good power-walk. Consider it your own Zumba, without learning any moves - particularly if you want your own beats! (not a fan of the Latin Zumba styles)
Give yourself permission to fail. The freedom to fail is the freedom to succeed. You can stumble as many times as it takes, just don't quit. GET BACK UP right away. Listening to "power boost" music helps. This is my "Get Back Up" song. www.myspace.com/tobymac/music/songs/Get-Back-Up-63328651
Studies have shown when people do normal everyday things, they can and will lose more weight if they think of the calories being burned. In the study, they had people doing things such as parking in the back of a parking lot and doing everyday around the house cleaning.
They counted it as exercise and the people that counted everything they did, on average, lost MORE weight than those that only counted their cardio and strength training. It's all in the POWER OF THE MIND!!!
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