Motivation Tips for Exercise

8621112934_fb240eeb4f_oYou  know how it is. You go to bed, convincing yourself, tomorrow is the day I will start working out. The next day comes along, and you don’t feel like working out, no problem, you can work out tomorrow, one day won’t hurt. Or maybe you are pretty good at keeping up with the exercise game, and just get in a slump. There are hundreds of scenarios! Never fear! Im here, with some motivation.

Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday. This is so true. Everybody is different, has different biology, different life situations, we are all very diverse, and when it comes to exercise, there are no exceptions to this rule. Don’t compare yourself to other people! I cannot say this enough. It doesn’t help anything, it can lead to you setting unrealistic goals, and then to giving up. We exercise to better ourselves, whether it is to look better, feel better, spiritually be better, or to have better health.  My next motivation tip is, survival!

To know if it came down to it, you could win the hunger games!  Along the same lines, you want to be able to survive the zombie apocalypse, and everyone knows, my friends, it is all about cardio! If someone falls to the ground when you are all running away from zombies, you need to be able to jump over their body and outrun all of your loved ones to get to safety….wait….what? Okay, maybe don’t do that, go back and help your friend, leave no fallen comrade behind!

One of the best moments is realizing that two weeks ago, your body couldn’t do what it now can do after a couple of weeks into exercising! which just goes to show, the best moments in life really are free. Being able to walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator should be a proud moment for all of us!

My next motivation tip is, the only bad workout is the one you didn’t do! This is so true! If you are just starting to work out, don’t be afraid to walk 10 minutes on the treadmill, walk around the block, exercise during commercial breaks on TV! Anything to get your body moving is better than nothing!

On to my next tip, exercise is not a chore. I work out because I am grateful that I physically can! Okay, my goal is not to make us all feel like scum bags because some of us can get around physically, but don’t do it. Our bodies are capable of amazing things! I was in the Army about 7 years ago, and I was strong and tough and did things I had no idea I was capable of. Working out is not only about being healthy and looking good, its also about celebrating our bodies and what they can do! Be proud of what your body is capable of!

Thank you to pinterest, which inspired me to write this post.

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