Do you love to exercise? Are you motivated to exercise? Or do you dread exercise as something you should do? Do you think if you exercise you can eat anything you want? Guess again. Here are the hidden truths about exercise you need to know.
The truth about exercise: Your current motivation is based on your past
It turns our that your past relationship with exercise has everything to do with what motivates you to exercise now.
Michelle Segar has made a study of the science of motivation with exercise. Her simple advice makes sense. ” Take any and every opportunity to move, in any way possible, at what ever speed you like, for any amount of time. Do what make you feel good; stop doing what makes you feel bad.”
The truth about exercise: You cannot outrun your fork.
No amount of exercise will allow you to eat junk food, high processed foods and sugar filled drinks. So give up the idea that exercise will allow you to eat anything you want.
The truth about exercise: Exercise has to be something you like to do
When you think of exercise as a chore or something you must accomplish it becomes easy to avoid it or give it a low priority. What motivates people is to choose things we like to do, that make us feel good.
Exercise is just the way you keep you body in shape so you can enjoy all the things you want to do in life. You only get one body. You cannot trade it in like a used car.
Exercise is not running on a treadmill until you are miserable. Exercise is any activity that elevates your heart rate and gets you moving. If you don’t like exercise, find an activity that you do like. Here are some ideas:
Dance at a club or in your own home to favorite tunes
Take a class – try something you have never done before
Hike/ walk. Walk to do your errands
Gardening or yard work-
Play ball or catch with your dog, kids or friends
Clean out a closet or your garage
Play outside- remember how we did that as kids?
Shoot baskets- you don’t have to be good at it
The truth about exercise is to be creative and have fun moving.