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6 Tips to Change your Attitude To Exercise

How do you feel about sport? Love it? Hate it? Go through phases? We're all different, but it's clear that our attitude towards sport makes all the difference. I used to feel like I should exercise to control my weight. Did it work then? No, because I had the wrong attitude. Now I exercise because I know it controls my mood (read more here).

A side effect of this is that it also helps manage my weight, but that comes second and that ended up changing my attitude towards exercise and actually making me enjoy exercising more.

Start with these simple steps to change your attitude towards exercise

1. Exercise out of kindness / not punishment: Stop talking to yourself. Many people speak very negatively about sport, for example: "I am too tired, old, unable, uncomfortable, fat, stressed to do sport today."

Is that how you would talk to others? And do you actually think that will encourage you?

No chance.

Start by being kinder to yourself and telling yourself, "I can do this!" And "I deserve this time"!

2. Less fuss: It's just a little practice! I've made so much of it in my head. I had to go to the gym for an hour a day or it was pointless. Did it work? No! I was just dressing up. Now I even count a twenty minute walk to the store as an exercise, and it is!

3. Make it fun: Believe it or not, exercise should be fun! Even if you are pushing your limits, don't take it too seriously. You may want to make an effort on your own, but you don't want to work hard all the time.

Try combining pleasant, fun activities with your tougher sessions to keep your balance. Or if you just hate the grueling sessions then don't do them! Exercise can be at a moderate level, such as B. Walking, and it is still extremely beneficial to health.

4. Don't stress if you miss a session: It's okay to have a day off or decide that it's more important to rest than to exercise. Rest is essential to help build muscle.

Half of all people who start a new exercise program do without it within the first year. It often happens that they cannot keep up with the extreme pace that they have set themselves. It is better to work within your limits and gradually get stronger.

5. Be inspired: If you need to listen to the Rocky soundtrack to be amazed, do it! Even a workout buddy can make all the difference. I often go around Howth Hill with my sister-in-law. I know if it were just me I would feel every minute of those ninety minutes or more, but she goes by so fast and we have a great chat. Studies show that having a buddy with you can keep you exercising longer. Read our blog about it here.

6. Be who you want to be: Take a look at your results so far in relation to fitness and other areas of your life. Are you satisfied with the results? If you are great then stay tuned. If not, you have to make a conscious decision to change something. One thing is certain: if you don't change your behavior, your results won't change either.

Make a decision.

Be the person you always wanted to be.

Embrace this choice and select it in full.


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