How do you motivate yourself to exercise? Does the very thought fill you with dread? But you know deep down you should be exercising, especially if you are trying to lose some weight. However, you’ll work hard to find an excuse to do anything else rather than go to the Gym or for a run.
Well you can take some comfort from the fact that the majority of folk, including top class sports people, have to motivate themselves to exercise. This post will give you some tips to help you motivate yourself.
Write down your goals
What do you actually want to achieve from your exercise?
Get a nice big notebook and write down your goals and the timescale in which you want to achieve them.
Next write down the steps you plan to take in order to make your goal happen. It’s a good idea to complete a report on your progress, say at the end of each week. If, for example, your goal is to lose weight you could take “work in progress” photos of yourself and paste them into your notebook. And you should keep your notebook handy so you read through it often and remind yourself of why you are exercising.
Start with baby steps
A lot of people start taking exercise then quickly lose their motivation. The reason is usually because they have set their goals too high.
For example there is no point in you setting a goal to run 3 miles daily if you’ve never even ran a mile before now.You need to start off with a small goal and gradually build up.
A friend of mine started by just doing stretch exercises during the TV commercials. Now she walks 2 miles everyday! But she built up to her goal gradually.
Tell your family and friends
Tell your family friends what you are trying to achieve and ask for their help. Then Keep everybody informed – start a blog, or post on your your Facebook page, or use Twitter to keep them up to date on your progress.
Use Self-Hypnosis to change your attitude to exercise
Using Self-Hypnosis is a very easy and simple way to change your attitude to exercise. Because it really is all about your attitude. There is nothing magic about self hypnosis but what it achieves can seem like magic.
To hypnotize yourself all you need to do is follow a series of very simple steps that are designed to help you relax and visualise a different you. By practicing regularly you can change your negative thoughts about exercise to positive ones.
So write down your goals, make them achievable, then tell your friends what you are trying to achieve. These steps along with practicing Self-Hypnosis will be all you need to motivate yourself and successfully achieve your goals.