Motivate Yourself to Exercise with these 3 Simple Secrets

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Motivate yourself to exercise

Do you find that it’s difficult to motivate yourself to exercise? For many people it can be very difficult to find the motivation to climb onto the treadmill let alone start an exercise program.

If this is you try these three easy secrets to motivate yourself to exercise:

Green it Up

1. Green can be a great motivator. A recent university study of cyclists working out on cycle machines found that those who watched a nature video through a green filter said they were more motivated. They also reported that they felt like they weren’t making as much effort even though they were working out at the same intensity.

2. Enjoy the great outdoors. Motivate yourself using natural settings and the color green. Get off the couch and on to your bike and take a ride in the fresh air.  Let yourself enjoy the beauty of nature.

3. Grow live plants inside your home. Plants add green to make any space. In addition they also improve your home’s air quality.

4. Add green to your exercise space. To create a greener atmosphere, paint a wall in your workout area forest green. Work out on a lime green exercise mat.

5. Green up your workout clothes. Choose workout clothes with green accents. For example choose green workout shoes or t-shirt and shorts. If green isn’t your favorite color, you can get a green headband or water bottle.

Make Exercise Fun

1. Buddy up. An exercise buddy makes you accountable and makes it much tougher to find excuses for skipping your workout. Socializing makes your workout more enjoyable, especially with someone who tickles your funny bone.

2. Take an exercise class that you find enjoyable. Take a dance or yoga class. Take some tennis or Tai Chi lessons. This allows you to share a sense of camaraderie with your fellow students.

3. Use music to motivate yourself. Check your YMCA or your community fitness center’s calendars for fitness events featuring popular DJs or live music. Even better make your own play list to work out to. Choose any music that you find motivating and makes you feel like dancing.

4. Change it up. Instead of always running on your treadmill find a new jogging trail. Go to the beach or to the local lake to swim or boggy board. A change in environment will keep you motivated and feeling fresh.

5. Learn to enjoy the benefits of exercising. When you first start exercising it doesn’t feel all that good but, if you stick with it, you’ll begin to enjoy the rewards of physical activity. You’ll begin to enjoy how peaceful your body feels as you practice Tai Chi. As you run, you’ll find your body feels more relaxed and calm as the stress rolls out of your body. You’ll also enjoy higher energy levels and a healthier body image.

Use Goals to Motivate Yourself

1. Determine how exercising can improve your health. It’s always wise to talk with your doctor before working out. When you do they’ll probably tell you how your exercise program can alleviate certain medical conditions. For example lowering your blood pressure or achieving lower blood sugar or cholesterol might be the best way to motivate yourself

2. Instead of focusing on losing weight focus on changing your measurements. While losing weight can be a sensible goal for many, reducing your abdominal fat may be an even better indicator of how well your exercise program is working for you. Have a celebration for every inch you take off your waist. Not only will you look better, you’ll also reduce your risk of heart disease and other serious conditions brought on by excessive body fat.

3. Include strength trainer in your workout program. Strong muscles are as good for office workers as they are for weight lifters. Strength workouts not only increase your muscle density it also increases your bone density which helps to protect you from injuries.  It also makes your daily activities, such as keeping up with your children or grandchildren, easier. An added reason for increasing your muscle mass is lean muscle tissue burns calories more efficiently than fat.

4. Set performance goals. Performance goals help you monitor your progress and help you motivate yourself to do just a little better. For example you might run a little longer or gradually increase the weights you use for your workout.

Find an Exercise Program to Motivate Yourself Now

I’m sure you already know that exercise is good for you, but it can be very difficult to motivate yourself. If you need a little help getting to like it try incorporating these tips into your workout program.

You just might find that these tips will get you off your couch and looking forward to your next workout.

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis), NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art.

He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, certified hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives in methods to motivate themselves in many areas of life, including exercising more.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong to motive yourself and jumpstart your exercise program.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to motive yourself to reach your healthy weight goals then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.