Workout Motivation – Tough times don’t last, tough people do

Most people are aware of the health benefits of having a regular workout regime but often lack the discipline and motivation to stick to their training schedule. Procrastination and excuses start to kick in, and soon,  they simply just stop trying.

When a new hot and trending workout video (such as INSANITY workout) is shared online, people might get excited and try it out for awhile. However, the enthusiasm simply wore off over time, and they are back to their sedentary lifestyle.

Do you find yourself making yearly resolution to go the gym or keeping to a run schedule, and find yourself breaking them a few months later, giving yourself excuses and procrastinating from time to time.

Therefore, it is important to identify the “Why” of keeping fit and healthy instead of just focusing on “How” to keep fit and healthy. For me, the “Why” is simply because it just feels so right and logical to stick to an exercise regime. Exercise is an excellent way to destress and keeps one focused and energised. Although it feels kind of sucky for the first few months, your body will get used to the body aches and sore feet over time. You will start to feel more refreshed each day and also feel good about yourself.

Find out your “Why” and craft out a flexible exercise regime to fit into your schedule. For a start, drag someone for a jogging session once a week. Slowly build up your endurance and be disciplined. Suffer either the pain of discipline, or suffer the pain of regret.

Keep pushing hard until you get it!

Below are some of motivational quotes and images to keep you going:

EXERCISE - Some motivation required
EXERCISE – Some motivation required
Better sore than sorry
Better sore than sorry
No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned
No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned
I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.
I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

Running is the greatest metaphor for Life, because you get out of it what you put into it.

P.S. If you are in Singapore and need a jogging/running buddy, feel free to drop a comment and I will be happy to arrange a jogging/running session.

See related post:
Tabata Workout – Stay Fit and Motivated

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