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You are probably in some sort of rut, even if it's only the route you drive to an from work. Make working out part of it. If you set yourself to automatically go to the gym after work, you'll keep 'finding yourself at the gym'. And once you're in the gym parking lot, excuses get a lot harder to come by.
My dog also has a few pounds to lose so getting out and walking him everyday is motivation. When I see the joy he gets when he sees me putting on my sneakers, how could I not take him out? Then we both benefit. I have started enjoying the walking so much that I challenge myself to longer walks.
Some days, its hard to be motivated about exercising. On those days, I always think how much closer to my goal I will be with a minimum of 30 minutes cardio. Afterward, I feel so good physically, mentally and emotionally. Watching my body change for the better is SUPER REWARDING!
Find something you love to do - don't just exercise for the sake of it and you will find that activity comes easily. I LOVE yoga and can schedule three weekly sessions with no problem because it is something I really enjoy doing!
Walk Daily. I know that sounds simplistic. But especially for those just getting started, walking can be such a good way to get the body moving. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking a little further from the office door, taking a few minutes at lunch to walk around the building!
When working out focus more on calorie burn then on what your heart rate is . Clorie burn elliminqates stored fat, Heart rate is important but until you condiction yourself to withstand longer more intense workouts forcus on calorie burn and when your able to. then focus on both at the same time.