I've found the best time to decide if I'm going to exercise is about 20 minutes into a routine! When I don't feel like getting started, I have a good, firm talk with myself, and head out (or start the DVD). Sure enough, in 15 or 20 minutes, I'm feeling great and wanting to continue!
Making a commitment to work out with a friend provides two people the needed inspiration:)
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People often say they wish they "had the motivation" to exercise, and ask me where I get mine. I tell them I don't. I don't have, want, get, or wait for motivation to exercise. What I try to do is ignore the motivations to NOT exercise; the "I don't want to" and "I'm busy." Instead it's a part of my day I just DO without questioning it. Sometimes it means I put on my running clothes and walk out the door before I have a plan, just to keep myself from going down the "I don't feel like it" road.
When I lack motivation to exercise, I turn on the Spark. I read the exercise message boards, success stories, watch the biggest loser and then after all of that I just walk into the gym and let it happen. Do anything you feel like doing. Then come back and track it. You did it! Feels so good! 104
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