I have spent my life trying to convince myself I like working out. Sure I love the endorphins, reaching my goals, the challenge of pushing my body that much farther, and I definitely do not hesitate to tell others how much I enjoy it... Running is just swell the very best part of my day... wow, I can't wait to wake up early to go for a run tomorrow” .. but, unfortunately, those are lies!!!
Last week when half-heartedly attempting to go for a run I ended up scrubbing my toilet and waxing my legs. That's right … I would rather clean my bathroom and torture myself than exercise.
But, I have found something that has helped with my procrastination to the point that I am almost eager to get going so I thought I would share my tip.
I purchased a couple of audio version of very suspenseful and addicting books. I have always been someone who is awake at 4 am still wrapped up in a book, or glued to the screen enjoying a film or television series based on a book. So, I made my rule simple:
To be able to listen to the book I have purchase( about a 10 – 12 hour .mp3) I have to be doing some form of exercising.
For once in my life I absolutely can not wait to run out the door. I have been more successful sticking to my exercise goals and my friends have been equally motivated. Now audio books might not be for everyone but I thought I would share this and see if we can brainstorm some simple ways to combine exercise with our favourite things to make it more addicting.