I was wondering if anyone has some tips for getting motivated to workout? I am ok with going swimming but the thought of doing anything else sounds great until the time comes to go and then I just dont want to.
I plan my exercise but am finding it hard actually going when the time comes around. Does anyone have any tips?
Sometimes I have to trick myself into it. The thing is, getting started is the hard part - once you do that you can usually generate a little momentum. Sometimes that first workout can be a "just do it" experience, hating it all the way. When I am not in the habit I will sometimes tell myself I can really make it easy, like a weight workout I'll just use really light weights or even no weights but go through the motions. Works for me, it starts to feel good enough that you want to do it again. I think the worse thing you can do is start with too much intensity and so difficult that there is no way you want to make it a habit.
I have to agree with ledom. Sometimes i find myself debating with myself about whether or not i should work out. I try to talk myself out of it, but i've realised that i just have to do it. I try not to talk myself out of workouts anymore, and just treat workouts like another part of my day. It's not easy, especially during the first few weeks. Just try to think about why you're working out. Do you want to look better in a pair of jeans? Do you want to feel better? Do you want to be stronger? Let these things be your motivation. Take a deep breath and just do it! Good luck!