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10 Reasons to Exercise – Fitness Motivation

Couch potato or athlete – sometimes we all struggle with sticking to a workout routine. Whenever I feel like ditching my plans, I try to remind myself of why I wanted to be fit in the first place. Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't – I try to think of the reasons why I should be working out.
Therefore, today's video is all about the benefits of having an active lifestyle and exercising regularly, to help you on days when you are lacking motivation.

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  1. grasshopperkm 

    I've read that for most people it takes 3 weeks to develop a habit, good or bad. (Perhaps less time if addictions are involved.) But if you can stick with a healthy regime or exercise routine for 21 days without fail, you'll miss it by the 22nd day. I've found this to be the case with running. Snow or an injury on day 22 and I'm frustrated.

    • 3/16/15
      1. purepowerpanda 

        Hi grasshopperkm! I haven't been running due to the weather for a couple of months either. I've learned that for me it makes most sense to switch up my exercises. So instead of just going running, I'm also going to the gym for strength exercises and I work out at home with three different Jillian Michaels DVDs. Since all activities are so different, there's usually not an excuse not to work out. I can definitely recommend this method. The workouts on Jillian's 30 Day Shred, for example, are each only 20 minutes long, so I'll do those on days when I'm really not feeling it.

        • 3/18/15