The other day I had a friend ask me how I stay motivated to exercise. The answer is simple, I feel great! Exercising gives me more energy. Before I took the time to exercise regularly and eat healthy I felt tired and sluggish, even after sleeping all night. As a Center Director at an Early Learning Center I need all the energy I can get to keep up with an active center filled with energetic children.
Getting started is the hardest part,but I have some suggestions that may help.
Find an activity that you enjoy.
Walking is one of the simplest. JUST GET YOUR BODY MOVING!
To stick with your activity make a commitment to someone or something. You can meet up with friends to workout together, or make a commitment to a charity endurance training program. I chose The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise money for blood cancer while training to run a half marathon.
This makes you more accountable.
www.Teamintraining.org for more information.
Join a meet up group and find others with similar interest in your area. www.meetup.com
Join a gym and take some of the classes or work with a personal trainer. If joining a gym is not in your budget, there are some FREE apps that my work for you. One of my favorites is Nike Training Club. It is great and gives you a good workout.
Nike Plus is one that can be used for walker and runners.
Couch to 5k is a good one for beginners.
Before long you will look and feel better. So get your body moving, moving, moving!!!