I hate to exercise. Getting “in shape” feels like a temporary and elusive condition. Gyms don’t work for me. I won’t show up and I don’t like that feeling of not knowing what to do whether it’s working the equipment or what the next thing I should be doing.
I tried personal training too. It solved the “what to do” part but it quickly became boring. I need to find motivation to exercise. For me,
- if I am meeting a friend
- if I have an appointment set up
- if I am helping someone with their exercise goals
I think half the battle is just figuring out what your exercise motivation is.
For many years, I did yoga because my friend was newly certified and I wanted to support her. The benefit to me was not just coffee together afterwards but finally being able to touch my toes! Read more…