I’m continuing my thread on personal development and today I will share my secret on how I manage to exercise every day without getting tired.
My first attempt
A few years ago I was foolish to believe that I would exercise every day if I only had the equipment I needed. Instead of having to take the bus to my closest gym I could simply go out in my garage and exercise there.
Because of this I decided to buy an exercise bike on a outlet. I placed it in my garage and used it a few times. After a few weeks I stopped using it and ended up donating it to the same place where I bought it.
I quickly found out that even though you have the equipment at home you need to take yourself time to exercise. In this case I got literally bored when I was cycling in my old garage.
In the beginning of 2009 I thought I would give it a new try and placed the bicycle in my living room so I could watch TV while working out. This did not work because I got bored when watching commercials. Every hour of TV consists of 20 minutes of commercials and this did not work for me.
After a while the solution finally came to me. I love to play football and when I get all exited about it I forget everything else. So I started to play football games on my Playstation 2 while working out and now I spend 30-60 minutes every day on my bicycle without getting tired.
The secret on how to exercise without getting tired is simply to get your mind on something else. Watching TV did not work for me because I got bored, but when I was getting constantly new action I never got tired.
Take a minute and think about it. What do you get all exited about? Try to find some way to exercise while doing what you love.