MAKING EXERCISE EASY
AND ENJOYABLE, BESIDES GETTING THE BENEFITS
It is your "job" to learn to do change the right way, learning it as a skill, and using the correct procedure adeptly to create that desired success - and eliminate it being "difficult" - it isn't difficult if you do it the right and easy way. Implement the items on this page asap, first, but also tickle it up on your reminder system to gain a greater perspective on change by reading some of the pieces in Contents/Links Attaining The Changes You Want And Succeeding.
What I did to conquer this problem was to remove the barriers, so that the motivation and obstacles battle would be eliminated.
The barriers were, for me:
Travel time to a gym
Didn't like the locker room or changing
Have to get dressed to go there
It just seemed inconvenient
Weather (if I tried to do it outside)
It was boring to walk (even on a treadmill, so I added reading, see below)
And worst of all, I didn't do it. (Surprise!)
The easy solution:
I bought a treadmill (saved travel and dressing time and inconvenience)
I set up a TV so I wouldn't be bored. (Now I don't watch tv, and I look forward to focused reading time. So that I'll be steady enough to read at the same time, I crank up the incline so the exertion level can be high enough but I don't have to run very fast. I just walk rapidly - and it's easier on my knees/body/skeletal structure.
And I bought a small dumbbell weight set (20 lbs each, just do alot of reps). Or do alot of pushups or other body weight based exercises, like planks or modified pushups.
When I don't feel like it
I just start slow and easy and let myself choose how much and how hard to work out. At least that way I do something. (This is easier on a recumbent bike than on a treadmill...)
And usually I end up feeling better and better so I do a full workout.
SIMPLE, BUT BE SURE TO
Be sure to have the exercise machine in a place where you will use it. If worse comes to worst, place the machine in the family room to the side of the viewing line. (It is likely that the other family members will use it also!) (I like the treadmill because it does fold up easily if I want to make room.)