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    Exercise should be fun
    AndyJ91328 posted:
    Make exercising fun! Don't think of it as a chore you have to do when you get home from work. Work out at a pace or intensity that is comfortable and doesn't leave you drained or sore the next day. It'll be much easier to keep an exercise schedule when it's something you look forward to.
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    rohvannyn responded:
    Absolutely. Another thing you can do to make it fun is to focus on any good feelings you have. If a stretch feels good, revel in it. If your muscles feel pleasantly sore afterwards, enjoy that. If you feel a good pumped feeling, really notice it. It will help remind you of why you do it, when you don't want to.
    brose005 responded:
    I completely agree. I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and I know it is partially due to my weight so I knew I needed to get exercising regularly.

    I have found good music really helps as well as developing relationships with people at the gym. It makes it a little bit of a social activity as well. Helps keep me motivated.
    Michael985 responded:
    I'm so lazy. That's my big problem.
    brose005 responded:
    I'm pretty lazy myself. The hardest part is to get to the gym, but once I'm there the drive of other people exercising is infectious! That's why I go to the gym and not just try to exercise alone at my house or something.
    I had this same issue with studying. I couldn't get myself to focus and study when I was alone in my room, but when I went to the library, everybody else was studying and put me in the same state of mind.
    Tameka_Hoyos responded:
    What me makes motivated is goals. When I wanted to gain muscle mass, I had motivation to eat same food over and over, go to the gym no mater what happen: long day at work, headache, other problems. When you have mindset to reach fitness/bodybuilding goals you will have motivation to exercise and reach your goals. Nothing can stop you.

    But talking about mindset, now I created business - working 16hours a day every single day from Monday till Sunday. I don't feel tired or something to go to the gym, but my mindset and goals are only on business so that stops me from going to the gym and gaining more muscle mass.

    So guys, mindset, goals, mindset, goals, mindset, goals... It will help you reach the gym. Keep thinking and dreaming what you want to look like in 2 years from now and you will soon have the mindset that you need and fitness goals that you need to reach.

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