Wednesday, August 11, 2010
How Can I Get Motivated To Start Exercising?
This should be the question of the year! One I get asked a lot. I'm hoping to get a lot of comments with what works for you. This answer I'm sure will be different for everyone but this is what works for me.
Take a Class You'll Enjoy - For someone who has never joined a gym or worked out before, try a fun class like salsa dancing, yoga or Zumba (love!). Zumba is one of my favorite classes and if you find the right trainer, it will quickly become an obsession! I know they have classes all over, you can find a zumba class in your area here. I personally stay more committed taking classes as opposed to working out with a video but for some people, you may prefer to workout in the comfort of your own home.
Join a gym! The hardest part is always getting your butt out the door and into the gym, but once you are there, you will feel great knowing you are doing something good for your body. And after a few weeks of going, and seeing results, you will feel guilty if you don't go. You'll start getting into a routine and trying different classes and before you know it, you'll be hooked. Also keep in mind that working out releases endorphins that make us feel happy, so not only will you start looking good, you will also start feeling good too.
Work Out With Friends - For some of us, having a friend or group of friends to work out with can give you that push to get out there. This has always worked for me. I take classes with several friends, and since I don't have too much free times these days, it's also a great way to catch up and see them. It also makes me look forward to going to classes, and we all push each other to go.
How do you get motivated to work out? Please share what works for you!