9.19.2013

About this Blog: Motivation

Are you the type person who absolutely hates working out? Like, the thought of jogging causes a visceral reaction coupled with a gut-wrenching pull in the pit of your stomach?

Don't worry, you're not the only one.

Lots of people despise sweat, pain, and the thought of looking "stupid" in front of fitness fanatics at the gym.

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While I can't quite relate to the pure hatred of the activity itself, I can relate to the idea of being extremely unmotivated about hitting the gym and putting in some hard-earned blood, sweat, and tears for the day. 

 On the other hand, I believe exercise should be seen in a positive light. Being active and taking health and fitness classes in high school as well as college have made me realize that exercising as a chore should not be something we do. Instead, exercise should be something that we do that's fun and exhilarating; something we do in our spare time because we want to. Plus, there are so many benefits to exercising that I can't even begin to name them all here.

So, what do I propose for those of us who can't quite get to the "love" stage with our exercise relationship?

Motivation. It's all you really need. Let's find ways to trick our brains into making us love an exhilarating workout.  And after all is said and done, let's get excited about the next time we go to the gym, go for a walk/jog/run around the neighborhood, or pop in that workout tape and rock some '80s aerobics like no one's business.

Why not transform our bodies and have fun doing it? It shouldn't be seen as a chore or a task that you begrudgingly do because you know you should do it.

We are all learning what works for us, personally. So, feel free to comment your own thoughts about why you hate working out. We can work on motivational solutions together.