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How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Jun 7, 2008
Do you need to lose weight and know that you need to exercise to make it happen? We all know that exercise is good for us and that it will change our body and allow us to live a healthier lifestyle, but we choose not to do it. Yes, it is a choice for most of us!

Exercise takes motivation and if you are lacking that motivation it doesn't mean that you have to continue to live an unfit lifestyle, it means that you need to make a change starting now. Many people have found that exercise affirmations keep them motivated to exercise and they are able to change their lifestyle in the process.

Think Positive, Exercise, Be Fit

Exercise affirmations are statements that encapsulate your ideals and goals as far as exercise goes. Basically they are statements that will motivate you to keep exercising while focusing on the positive. Exercise affirmations can be something such as, "My body is a well-oiled, precise machine and exercise is its maintenance."

It seems simple, right? It is! When you are having one of those days where you are thinking about driving right past the gym to go to the fast food joint you can say this to yourself and you'll find that you'll actually want to turn into the parking lot at the gym! Exercise affirmations won't get the workout done for you, but they will help you push through even when you are tired, sore, or would rather be doing something else!

It sounds too simple to be true, but the fact of the matter is that affirmations work. You don't need to pay anyone to motivate you; in fact you can use free positive affirmations and get results. As long as you believe in the statement that you are saying you can make it a reality. When you believe in them and use them regularly, especially at your moments of weakness, you will be able to turn your life around by making exercise as important as it should be in your life.

It's simple to drive past the gym each day and head for the coffee shop or head for home, but simple isn't always better. Exercise affirmations will remind you that your body is worth taking care of and though it may not always be your first choice of what you could be doing, it's worth it. When you use affirmations, positive reinforcement is sure to follow because the more you exercise the better you'll look and feel, and everyone loves to look and feel their best.

Whether you are trying to lose weight, tone up, or simply stay fit, exercise affirmations will work for you if you believe in them. These little statements do away with the negative thought processes that you may currently go through and will replace them with positive self-talk.

The power of positive thinking through exercise affirmations may surprise you at first, but it'll be a surprise that you are willing to repeat over and over again once you get started. If you are looking for motivation, you truly do not have to look any further than positive affirmations so long as you believe.
About the Author
Ronnie Nijmeh is an accomplished author, speaker and coach. He is the president and founder of ACQYR.com, a resource that provides a list of affirmations, motivational articles, and free desktop wallpapers. Get inspired today!
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