We all probably need exercise but don't get around to it. Our minds prod us to get up and move our bodies and we feel guilty about stuffing these feelings and thoughts instead of taking action to start an exercise routine in our lives.
Any kind of exercise would help most people, such as walking, bike riding or swimming. My personal preference is walking, but I don't get out to joy walk because I already walk several blocks to and from work. This isn't the same kind of walking because it doesn't relax my brain.
Making sure we get some enjoyment out of our exercise also involves keeping our brains happy because exercise can get very boring.
Making exercise interesting and rewarding might take some forethought in strategizing ways to make us get up off the couch, and to find it rewarding enough to keep doing on a regular basis.
There are already common sense ways to help this; changing the route that we walk or jog, wearing ear buds and listening to music, exercising with a friend or taking the dog out for a walk are some of the more common ways people feel motivated to keep exercising.
Exercise is a mental game. Getting our head right to look forward to exercise is a task that may seem like it takes a miracle.
Here's what I suggest:
When you lie down to go to sleep at night, program your mind to think of how much you want to tone up and get in shape. Picture yourself looking toned, energized and in shape. See yourself smiling and looking forward to exercise and tell yourself that you are going to wake up in the morning feeling rested and enjoying getting ready to exercise.
This kind of mental suggestion will help program your subconscious mind to successfully exercise, and on a regular basis you will want to exercise as part of your day.
Programming your subconscious changes your neural pathways that keep you stuck in past habits. Aiming for higher accomplishments than what we've accomplished in the past takes conditioning the mind to take the path that will lead us to attain our goals, and getting the mind to cooperate so that the body follows take practice.
Thinking about what we want our bodies to look like is not hard while we drop off to sleep. It is the easiest exercise we can practice: visualizing what we want to look and feel like.
The mind will do what it is programmed, so think often about the exercise and body you want to attain so that your mind is programmed with those messages rather than manifesting the negative messages of what you don't like about yourself now.