Make It FUN!

If you are looking at going on a health and fitness journey and adding some form of training into your schedule make sure you find something you enjoy. If going for a walk every lunch time at work seems boring and dull try making a regular weekly time to walk with friends along the beach.  If you don’t like it you are more likely to make an excuse to skip a session. Find an exercise you enjoy and making an excuse to skip it won’t even enter your mind.

It’s so important to find something you love.  Not only are you likely to continue in the long run but research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab says that those who “think fun” while exercising are likely to eat less afterwards than those who exercise simply for the end result of weight loss. If you enjoy it you will focus on the journey and not the destination and there is a higher chance your will stick with it and achieve your goals.

People who love training view it as an uplifting lifestyle not an optional chore.  People who look forward to their time training are more likely to continue. Healthy, fit people who exercise regularly have two things in common they look forward to working out and enjoy it and secondly they know they will continue exercising as quitting is not an option; they will miss it too much!

So find an exercise you love doing and you’re more likely to embrace at as a lifestyle change.  I love seeing my buddy training clients.  The atmosphere while training is usually one of comradeship and laughter. If you can create a happy fun atmosphere with friends while training you are much more likely to continue and create the healthy happy lifestyle you have been seeking.

 

 

Reference: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/enjoying-exercise-leads-enhanced-results-study-article-1.1861561

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