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xfit xfit
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 09:02
How do I go back to working out
Can someone give me some advice on how to get excited on working out.

xfit xfit
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 09:02
rmatt06 rmatt06
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 10:02
Working out
You want to stay excited about working out, you have to create a plan of action that fits your lifestyle and goals. If you have trouble doing it alone, finding a workout buddy can help you stay invested in exercise.
Start small. If you haven't exercised in a year, don't try to exercise for two hours on your first gym visit. Instead, aim for 15 or 20 minutes. Completing the workout will give you a feeling of accomplishment and make you excited about what you can complete on your next visit.
Set a goal. Rather than working out just to lose weight, set a physical goal.
Choose activities you enjoy. If you hate doing aerobics, don't go to the gym for a step class or try to run five miles on the treadmill. Instead, plan a hiking trip, try a rebounding class --- aerobics done jumping on a mini-trampoline

Reward yourself when you achieve a goal or complete a number of workouts. Make your rewards exercise-related.

Read inspiring stories. Fitness magazines often publish stories about ordinary people who have achieved incredible fitness goals. Reading about the success of others can help you get motivated about working on your own fitness.

Make a list of positive things connected to your workout. List immediate rewards --such as "I feel more energized when I exercise" or "Exercise helps with my stress"--- but also future rewards, such as "I'll be more flexible" or "It will reduce my back pain." Print out the list and post it somewhere where you can see it regularly. Thinking about the rewards will make you more excited about the workout.

I hope this helps.

xfit xfit
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 14:02
Thank you for the suggestions.

rmatt06 rmatt06
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 10:02
I hope this helps
I hope my advise helped you.

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