How do you get motivated to exercise

United States
July 18, 2009 12:29am CST
I need to get into a workout routine again but the motivation is not there. How do I get my self motivated again and stop making up excuses?
3 responses
• United States
18 Jul 09
Set small goals and completing them will really get you motivated like walking for 20 minutes a day one week then 30 and so and until you feel you are ready to run. For me I get motivated through music, I listen to guitar solos, and I really like listening to the Rocky Soundtrack (Rocky balboa). The song that really gets me motivated is going the distance because you can relate to it and think back to what the character rocky had to go through. Get motivated by doing things that you know you can do now but just take them further and further and keep setting small realistic goals.
• United States
18 Jul 09
Thats a big problem of mine. I love music and ave to have my music to jog but my ipod is currently not working. Maybe I will go to the apple store tomorrow to get it fixed..
@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I get motivated by being dedicated , and looking at others around me who dont take care of themselves as much .
• India
18 Jul 09
i m get motivated now due to some of my friends . i m finished my degree and searching for job . still now i m not get job . some of my friends get job in his relation company and some of them got lecturer in college . i m searching lecturer job in college . some friends calling me daily and kidding me , insulting me for i m not get any job and not fluency in english . so some energy is come now due to my friends . i started to work hard for few days . i m get self motivated to achieve more dur to my friends .