The reasons why I should do exercise regularly in my daily lives, from reducing the risk of disease, strengthening the body, to burning excess fat (cholesterol), and reduce my high blood pressure.
Let’s Start the Journey
For athletes, sports motivation can be victory, trophies, or prizes. For others, exercise motivation can come from wanting to be healthy or to lose weight. Be the better new me.
Believe me, nobody wants to suffer however building a mindset about working out and eat healthily even harder. I don’t blame anyone who hasn’t aware of that because (to be honest) I used to be like this.
My lifestyle was poor, having a cholesterol and high blood pressure and of course my body was so fat. I never did the workout.
I liked to eat, especially fried food and snacking. My feeling was so awful when I looked at myself at the mirror. I had the difficulties in finding clothes. I got tired easily and had lack of self-esteem.
Then in 2018 almost some months of being depressed… I’ve started my journey by joining the gym until now.
FYI, Before that year, I had never known about working out, Zumba, Yoga, Weight-Lift, even doing the treadmill.
I was NOT young anymore (LOL)… I was almost 50 y.o.
Nobody’s perfect, I’m still in my journey. I feel sad when I noticed people, especially women said she is old.
We CAN’T beat nature, but we CAN beat our excuses. The question is: Are we willing to change and start… now
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
17 thoughts on “Increase Workout Motivation”
Exercise is so beneficial for our physical and mental health so well done on starting your journey to a healthier lifestyle. I love to go for daily walks, as well as attending hiit classes once a week. Of course, it’s not just about the exercise, but eating healthy too and like yourself, in my 50s it is even more important that we look after ourselves.
I hope you continue your journey and enjoy the results that they bring. Thanks for sharing your story.
Our life is brighter in our fifties 😊💪🏼🙏
Great article on increasing workout motivation, Hanny! As an athlete who aspires to go pro in badminton one day, I can definitely relate to the struggle of finding the motivation to train. It can definitely be very challenging with how many temptations surround us. I personally found that playing a lot of tournaments helps me train harder. The pain of losing and the pleasure of winning does wonders at keeping me motivated. I also find that having a training buddy helps a ton. What do you think about starting a community to hold each other accountable?
The pain of losing and the pleasure of winning does wonders at keeping you motivated. Yes, for sure. No gain, no pain, right.🙏😊🙏
I think it’s a good idea to have a community to hold each other accountable, as long as we find the persons with the same ideas and trustworthy.
Happy to know you.
Thanks for sharing. You see I have always enjoyed working out on a daily basis. It truly like you said has many health benefits such as better mental health, decrease in health issues and ex. After reading your story I realized how important it is to workout and take care of our bodies. Thanks again and I be sharing with others.
You are most welcome. I am more than happy sharing with you.
After having heart surgery almost 4 years ago, I am now working out at the gym 5 days a week. This is to not only help with my weight but to strengthen my mindset. Working out for meaningful results almost always requires setting goals, this has helped me set goals in my personal life as well. Stay healthy.
Just one word… AMAZING
I believe you are healthier and in a good shape.
Yeah, keep on going. As I am working on it either to maintain my health and hoping to get the bonus better body shape.
Hi, health is one of the most important assets, if I am allowed to use this term, which everyone should guard jealously and lifestyle plays out so much on how this important asset is maintained. Health and idleness do not go hand in hand. So finding out what can keep one working out is important. As you point out everyone has something, an activity, or a goal, to achieve. These may be motivations to get in shape, healthy wise, and yet get them too. Personally, gardening does the magic. As I spend time in my garden, I exercise my body and at the end of the day, I am also harvesting my vegetables, which also add to my health. Thank you for this post.
Why a lot of us fail with our exercises is because of excuses. We give a lot of reasons why we will not take part in our daily routine exercise. But if we will remain healthy routine exercise is very important. I was at risk of heart attack until i got engaged with my daily exercise. It helped out of going in and out of hospital
Yes, you’re absolutely right.
Be healthy and do the things we should do.
Motivation for workouts has been quite struggle. I didn’t use to work out much as a kid. I was more of a “book girl”.
And when I got older, I realised I wasn’t doing any sport. So I tried signing up in a gym for workouts : that didn’t work out, I would find excuses.
I signed up for fun activities such as zumba or biking in the water. I managed to do it for a year but then I stopped.
And with COVID, I actually found out what worked for me : workouts at home. I wasn’t losing any time going to the gym. Moreover, I started scheduling these workouts in the morning before work : the idea was to give me no choice. I mean, the only choice I had was to get back to bed for an hour, and I knew it was no use.
Thanks for this article. We are many who are struggling but I believe we will end up in finding the thing that works for us.
Keep it up… Let’s continue… our journey hasn’t been yet done…
Thank you so much for this beautiful message on the importance of exercise. Exercise benefits us in so many ways including physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When we work out to the extent of sweating a bit as well it does reduce our cortisol or stress hormone. It increases melatonin and serotonin our happy hormones which increase our mental clarity. Neuroscience has validated these benefits. I appreciate your information.
You are most welcome…
Life is sharing and be kind
Thanks for this post, Hanny.
Exercise is so important for all of us, especially as we get older.
I’m just 14 months off my 80th birthday and I lift weights 3 times a week and walk and bike ride most days as well.
I weigh the same as I did when I was an 18 year old athlete.
You’re right that you need good motivation to make a start, but I find that in the end, it’s habit that keeps you going.
Develop good habits and you’ll keep them for life!
All the best to you in your fitness journey.