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There’s something to be said for diligence.
It’s definitely sweet to accomplish something that required hard work.
Unfortunately, the work isn’t always interesting, especially long-term. Plugging away at something bit by bit gets easier when you see results of your labor, but the process can get stale.
This is so true when it comes to exercise. What should you do if lying on the couch watching the Food Network sounds more interesting to you than digging into another workout? You KNOW you really should do the workout, but you just don’t think you want to/have the energy/care enough.
The first key to beating the lure of the couch is vision. Imagine your results. Nobody wants to look like a couch potato, right? Nobody wants to feel creaky joints and expanding waistlines.
Your results will be a lot more palatable if you spend that half-hour or hour moving instead of sitting.
I’ll admit, sometimes vision isn’t enough. Working out isn’t always fun and games. Your exercise of choice can get tedious if you do it enough.
These tips can keep exercise interesting and do-able:
How do you maintain your motivation? Share your experience in the comments below!
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