In this article I want to talk about how to make exercise fun. When things are fun we want to do them all the time, things that are hard work or boring are things that we struggle with.
Whenever you do something you make a CHOICE about how you feel towards whatever it is you are about to do. You can CHOOSE whether that task is going to be fun or boring by what you focus on when you do it. If you focus on all the good things and all the positive aspects of the task you will notice that you start enjoying it more. If you focus on all the negative aspects you will dislike the task. I want you to apply this thinking to exercise. Here are two lists one of some of the negative things about exercise and the other some of the positive things.
Exercise is tiring
You get sweaty
People stare at you in the gym
Memberships are expensive
I don’t know anybody at the gym
I get a great buzz after a workout
Each session I’m getting fitter
People are noticing I’m losing weight
It’s an opportunity to make new friends
My health and wellbeing are so much better
I can concentrate for much longer
My metabolism is increasing
I can listen to all my favourite songs on my IPOD
Imagine we now have two people, one who is focused on the negative list the other on the positive list. Which of the two people do you think will be exercising regularly? Obviously the answer is the positive person, because they CHOOSE to focus on the positive aspects and this acts like fuel to keep them going workout after workout.
This is a very simple concept but one that thousands of people fail to understand when exercising. Speak to a friend who lost a lot of weight or got really fit, I bet you they have a positive attitude towards exercise and fitness.
Remember you have a CHOICE, you DECIDE if you are going to have a positive attitude towards fitness or a negative. So remember to always CHOOSE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
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Please Read Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the above articles are those of the authors and theirs alone. Information in the articles is not to be taken as medical advice, please consult you doctor before undertaking any type of exercise programme especially if you have any medical conditions.