6 Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Set a Goal

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Sure you’d exercise more, if you could find the time to. Between the kids, work, and taking care of your home, regular exercise can seem like something other people do, not you.

The hardest part of exercising is just getting out there and doing it. The trick is figuring out what motivates you to get your heart rate up and your body moving.

1. Set a Goal

Having a goal to work towards is the single most motivating factor when it comes to exercise. As with anything, when you set your intention to accomplish something, you’re more likely to do it. Whether you write down your goal in a notebook, put in on a post-it and stick it to your mirror, or just remind yourself of what it is every day, that goal will be your primary motivation.

Some examples of goals include weight loss, improved flexibility, or having more energy. Everyone is different and every body is different, so set a goal and a time limit for reaching one that works for your unique lifestyle. When you do reach it, set another one!