Exercise is right for you. As a person with Type 2 diabetes, you will find physical activity lowers your blood sugar and is …
- good for your heart, and
- improves the quality of your sleep and your energy level
But if you are someone who usually relishes the thought of a good workout but then every now and again, has one of those days where the mere idea of exercise is unappealing, it is vital for you to find a way to deal with this issue.
While one skipped workout here and there is not too big a deal, if you are continuously skipping sessions, it will not be long before your progress takes a nosedive. Luckily, there are ways past this. You can get active on those days when you would rather just quit and call it a day.
Here is how …
1. Change The Activity. The first thing you will want to do is consider changing the activity. If you always cycle, try going for a jog. Or, maybe you want to switch gears entirely and rather than doing cardio, you choose to do some training training instead.
Or, perhaps it is a volleyball game with friends. Whatever the case happens to be, the point is you do something different. Something fresh and exciting.
2. Do Ten. Another effective way to become active when you do not feel like it is to promise yourself to just work out for ten minutes. If you find you can go and do ten minutes if you want to stop after that, permit yourself to do so. Often when people do this, they usually end up going for the entire time because once they get started, they find it not as hard as they initially expected it to be.
Usually, it is just gaining the initial momentum that is the struggle.
3. Visualize Success. Finally, focus on visualizing success as often as you can. Think about what will happen when you do eventually reach your goals. How will you feel? What will change in your life? When you have this vision in front of you, you will find it much less challenging to carry out the required work necessary to see success.
It is also essential to keep exercise fun. For a lot of us, this means making it a social event …
- maybe you will find it is more fun to go walking with someone else than by yourself.
- If you exercise at a gym, you are more likely to follow through if you sign up for an aerobics class or yoga. And as a rule, you are more likely to go to your class if someone is going with you
So there you have a few quick tips and tricks for staying motivated when you would not.
Do you have any ideas to add to this?