If exercising were easy, everybody would do it, right! I wish it were easy.
How many people out there not wanting to exercise have had a bad experience in school? I think that the early life situations has helped many people develop reasons why they don’t like to get active. If they had had a good experience in their early childhood, I believe that more people would actually like to exercise. I haven’t got any stats to prove it, but I know that many of the people I know who don’t like to exercise disliked gym in school. They know the benefits of exercise and just can’t get into liking it.
From the beginning of a person’s experience in life with exercise/sport/activity it can help draw a negative or positive picture of how important being active is in life and whether or not a person will actually do it. Those experiences in life set down really strong connections in the brain that have to be reprogrammed at a later time and that is visibly very tough or not happening.
If it were easy everybody would be doing it. Like being an entrepreneur or growing in personal development, if it were easy everyone would do it. But because it takes hard work, discipline and many challenges many people don’t like it.
I am a fitness professional and I still find days that it challenges me to get out and move it. Knowing what I know and knowing what I have felt as a result and also knowing how yuck I feel when I don’t work out, It still is really tough to choose to exercise some days. What do you find?
Paid to workout
Seriously now, I get paid to workout and sometimes that is even tough. So many things to draw me in the other direction. I know that some days the only reason I worked out was because my class of participants would be there waiting! I can’t imagine how tough it must be for those who hate exercise to get up and move. Getting started let along going through the motions.
I salute those of you who find it easy to exercise.
Don’t get me wrong here, I love to exercise, once I get started don’t interrupt me! But to get that start button pushed some days, well it can be a battle.
I would love to hear from you in terms of finding exercise easy or not. What are your early experiences and how do they stack up toward your views of exercise now? What about your goals for the future? Please leave your comments below.