Finding the Desire to Exercise


Finding the desire to exercise can be hard. Here are a few things you can do to improve your desire to exercise:

  • If you are tired, exercise will often clear your mind and make you feel more alert and refreshed. Your body will feel more energized, too. Sometimes when I’m tired, I purposely exercise to regain my energy.
  • Find something you love, whether it be hiking in nature, swimming, roller blading, walking, or Zumba. If exercise is something you enjoy, you are more likely to do it.
  • Listen to a fun workshop audio while exercising. Time goes by so much faster if you are learning something mentally while exercising. Or listen to fast-paced music.
  • If you have no time to exercise, squeeze it into the day in ten-minute segments. Climb up and down your stairs for ten minutes. Do sit-ups for ten minutes later in the day.
  • Take your family on a fun outing that involves exercise: a trampoline place, ice-skating, skiing, lazer tag, or rock climbing.
  • Dancing to music with your children has got to be one of the most enjoyable ways to exercise. It’s also a great way to bond with your children!

What other ways have helped you in finding the desire to exercise?

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7 Responses to “Finding the Desire to Exercise”

  1. momto8blog says:

    yes!! just do it! when my kids were little I would take them to the gym babysitting…so easy for me to motivate b/c someone else was watching them while I worked out….a no-brainer to the house is quiet and is HARDER to motivate…but I do it anyway!

  2. Shecki says:

    I miss Stroller Fit. I used to go when my youngest bio kid was stroller aged. Lost 30# between that and SparkPeople. Unfortunately, they found me again through our two adoptions since then.

  3. Julie says:

    Exercise is important, but can I be honest? I really dislike doing it and I will try and make excuses to get out of it!

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