How to find time and motivation to exercise


Exercise – this is arguably the most difficult aspect of weight loss for many reasons. For one thing, physical exercise is not exactly part of your daily activities since you may be focused on pushing pencil and paper. For another thing, physical exercise can lead to muscle soreness, bruises and other possible injuries that can discourage anybody.

Fortunately, there is a solution for every problem in normal weight loss even if it means thinking outside the box. Take note that the emphasis is weight loss through the normal route of proper diet, exercise and lifestyle sans the surgical and medical methods like gastric bands and fat burners, respectively.

Be Eco-Friendly

What has being eco-friendly anything to do with weight loss in general and exercise in particular, you may ask? Think of it this way: If you are an eco-friendly person, you will adopt measures to lessen your carbon footprint on earth. You will walk, run and bike as well as take the stairs instead of driving your car, riding the bus and taking the elevator.

You will then be getting your daily dose of exercise! Indeed, it is not necessary to huff and puff on the treadmill to enjoy the benefits of cardio exercise because your daily life is already filled with it.

Be Creative

Even when you are pressed for time and you must take the elevator, you can still get your daily dose of cardio exercise in the office. Be creative for you will surely find something to do that will involve physical movement even for just 15 minutes of your coffee break.

For example, you can do push-ups against the wall, do stretches on your chair and do calisthenics in the employee’s lounge. We cannot overemphasize that exercise is most effective when done on a regular basis even if it means dividing a 30-minute daily workout into three 10-minute segments spaced throughout the day. No, we don’t recommend doing 2 straight hours of cardio exercise every Saturday and Sunday to make up for the past 5 days of inactivity.

Be Humble

Yes, weight loss is a very personal endeavor. You have to set the goal, make the plan and adopt the measures necessary to lose weight within the allotted time. You cannot rely on other people to eat the food you are supposed to be eating, do the exercises you are supposed to be doing, and adopt the lifestyle changes you are supposed to be adopting.

This time, you must dig deep into yourself to find your motivation. Set your exercise goals based on your individual needs, wants and preferences as well as age, physical condition and underlying medical issues.

But this does not necessarily mean that you cannot ask for somebody else’s helping hand in achieving your weight loss goals. You must ask for help because you are but human who will become weak at some point against the temptations of eating too much and exercising too little.

You can have an exercise buddy who will motivate you to get up off the couch and exercise. Your buddy will also provide enjoyable company, thus, making your exercise session pass by quickly and you will look forward to the next session.

Finding the time and will to exercise is easy once you know how it’s done.

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