I love to compete, so that's helped me push myself to work out harder. I started out competing with my sister to see who could go more minutes. Yesterday, I was doing the elliptical next to a young, skinny thing. She had a higher rate of speed, but my resistance was way higher than hers. So, I pushed my resistance down to where I could compete with her rate of speed, and worked to keep myself above hers. It didn't really matter whether I beat her. It just helped me to be in that competitive frame of mind.
I also will not allow myself to listen to my MP3 player unless I'm either exercising or doing housework (which I need to be motivated for as well!). That way, when I'm looking forward to listening to the music, I often decide it's worth it to go exercise.
I'm one of those that really enjoys working out, though. Maybe you'll find that once you get into it, you become one of those as well!
And if you really don't like it, maybe you could break it down into three or four short sessions.
onederland in 2016
Christmas challenge - 12/06/2015 - 01/06/2016
Health Coach challenge - 12/09/2015 - 02/09/2016 - From 252 to 232
Trainer boy challenge #3 (11/11-12/11):
Not successful. =(
(Trainer boy challenge #1 completed 09/11 - down 23.2 pounds - starting weight 239.8) (Trainer boy challenge #2 completed 11/11 - down 23.4 pounds - starting weight 216.6)
Last edited by LaurieDawn : 02-27-2008 at 11:29 AM.