To reach this level, one must first master the art of lying to oneself.
You’ve probably been in a situation where you’ve told yourself “I’ll start exercising tomorrow” or “I’ll go to the gym after work.” But when tomorrow or after work comes, you find yourself making excuses not to go. Maybe you’re too tired, maybe you don’t have the right clothes, or maybe you just don’t feel like it.
These are all lies that we tell ourselves to avoid exercising. But if we want to become the world’s greatest at exercising, we need to learn how to overcome these lies.
Here are some tips:
1. Make a plan
Don’t just say that you’ll exercise tomorrow or after work. Make a specific plan and stick to it. Decide which days and times you’ll exercise, and what type of workout you’ll do. Then put it in your calendar or set a reminder on your phone so that you don’t forget.
2. Set a goal
When you have a specific goal in mind, it’s easier to stay motivated. Maybe you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or improve your cardiovascular health. Whatever your goal is, make sure it’s something that you’re truly committed to achieving.
3. Find a partner
Exercising with a friend or family member can make it more enjoyable and help you stay on track. Having someone to hold you accountable can be a great motivator.
4. Get the right gear
Make sure you have the proper clothing and equipment for your workout. There’s nothing worse than starting a workout and realizing that you don’t have the right shoes or that your yoga mat is still at home.
5. Make it fun
Choose an activity that you actually enjoy doing. If you dread going to the gym, try something else like hiking, biking, or swimming. You’re more likely to stick with an activity if you actually enjoy it.
6. Take it one step at a time
If you’re just starting out, don’t try to do too much too soon. Start with small goals and gradually increase your activity level over time. Trying to do too much too soon will only lead to burnout and frustration.
7. Be patient
Remember that change takes time. Don’t expect to see results overnight. If you stick with it, you will eventually reach your goals.
Ten reasons why you should become the world’s greatest at exercising:
1. You’ll be healthier.
2. You’ll have more energy.
3. You’ll sleep better.
4. You’ll feel happier.
5. You’ll be less stressed.
6. You’ll look better.
7. You’ll live longer.
8. You’ll reduce your risk of diseases.
9. You’ll have stronger bones and muscles.
10. You’ll be a better role model for your children or grandchildren.