ive personally found that in the early stages of doing fitness, you can't think of it too much. most people expect to see results RLY fast, or expect to feel amazing the next day, when this dosent happen until a few weeks into it. If i were you, i wouldnt think of it at all. just do it. dont ask yourself why you're doing it, just do it.I've been getting progressively more depressed and I keep hearing how much exercise helps.
But how can I find motivation to exercise when I barely have the motivation to keep myself alive? (Also, I just started singing Queen in my head.)
The goals would be to make myself feel better. Also my doctor bugs me about losing weight. He stopped bugging me about it when I started hurting myself. It was like "You're sadder than you are fat. Let's fix that first."Well what goals do you have in mind towards fitness? Is it just for happiness?
Yes it does. Friday will be the NINTH anniversary of the day I started exercising. I have fought like all get out to run on some days. I really start to feel it when I miss more than one outing. It takes consistency or the body will try to get you out of doing it. I am presently fighting to lose any weight I gained during the winter (I only ran three times a week since it was down around 15F and lower at times here!). I am back up to four times (6 miles each - it has taken me that long to work up to it!). By April and May, I would liketo add bicycling to it again - the wind is too cold right now :afr.The key is to get addicted to exercise. Then, you won't need any motivation. You go to the gym because you just have to. There isn't any if, ands, or buts about it. A few years ago I never exercised. I started to on and off and had stretches in between when I didn't do anything at all. When I started a stressful job, I decided to go for a run one evening and noticed that I felt and performed overall about 20% better. A little less stress, a little more mental clarity, a little better sleep, etc. The job was so stressful that I felt I needed that 20% edge that I started running every other day. Then it progressed to every day. Now, if I skip a day, which only happens if I am sick or injured, I feel horrible. I feel very stressed out and I actually have this toxic or dirty sensation. It is very bothersome. So, now I am addicted to exercise. It will take a few months at least to get to this point, so at first you got to push yourself. I think you will find regular exercise will give your mood a significant boost.
^this. music helps also, and if you have anyone thats interested, doing it with someone helps. I would also suggest finding a workout program. I use P90X because my parents bought it, but there are many other programs out there. Don't put it off until late in the evening, because you wont get as much out of it, and you might be to tired to start. and wait an hour after you eat.Thanks for the responses, guys. Looks like I just really need to get to that 21 day point where it becomes a habit.