How to motivate yourself to exercise

I have always loved exercising, but must say during lockdown i did not do as much as I could. As lock down eased I enjoy going to my local gym and doing 20 minutes of High Intensive Training 5 days a week, with some african dance workout and walking twice a week. My motivation right now is because I received a letter from my doctor that I need to start the diabetes prevention programme to prevent me getting Diabetes 2. I have now made exercise part of my healthier lifestyle which includes healthy eating and having a positive mental attitude.

If you are struggling to motivate yourself to exercise, here are some of my tips which I hope will help you to stay motivated and make exercise a lifestyle choice.

  • Decided why you want to exercise
  • Write down all the things exercising will allow you to do.
  • Visualise yourself doing those things
  • Choose to do exercises that you love
  • Choose a schedule that you can stick to.
  • Have an exercise buddy
  • Reward yourself  at the end of each week and celebrate the fact that you are getting fitter and healthier
  • Develop a series of exercise affirmations and  mantras
  • Print our your exercise schedule and put it somewhere  you can see it.
  • Get a selection of outfits including Tshirts with motivational message to wear.
  • Remember Health is wealth

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