Print off this list and put it somewhere you will see it often. Here are 10 reasons to help keep you moving.
1) Look at
exercise as a pleasure and a privilege, not a burden or chore. Think positively
about the changes regular exercise will produce. Rather than obsessing about
your next meal, get excited about your next workout!
2) Focus on
short-term fitness goals with an emphasis on completing daily
3) Work to take your exercise to new levels of
4) Make it your goal to do some form of exercise 6
or 7 days a week. If some days you exercise once in the morning and once in the
evening, even better! If you're eating right, exercise will fuel your energy
5) Create an exercise schedule the day or week before
instead of leaving it to chance or waiting to "find" the time. If the last three
Presidents of the United States can make time to work out every day, you can
make time too!
6) Enjoy contributing to the health of others by
having a partner or friends to exercise with, as well as recruiting others who
want to feel better and have more energy.
7)Avoid monotony by
taking up new forms of exercising, or using things that keep you motivated and
inspired, like new shoes or great music.
8) Invest in the
right tools—good shoes, a portable MP3 player or iPod®, fitness equipment, a new
series of tapes, etc.
9) Subscribe to fitness magazines to keep focused
on health as an overall way of life.
well-balanced meals and remember that excess calories, even if they're from food
that's fat free and high in protein, will turn to excess weight. No matter what
the latest fad diet says, extra calories equal extra weight!