Finding What Works For You
You've probably heard about all the benefits of exercise. When it comes to exercise it's better if you find something you enjoy doing or at least can tolerate. Make sure you find that something.
I’m an exercise physiologist in North Carolina so I study the effects of exercise on the body. I create exercise programs and perform measurements before and after to determine how the body is going to respond.
Since I study the effect of exercise on the body you would think I would love to exercise. It would be something I enjoy doing. Well not so much. I like to exercise but I don't really love it. It's not euphoric for me, there is no rush of endorphins, and I'm not waiting in great anticipation for next time I can walk/jog on a treadmill.
I like to exercise. It serves the purpose of maintaining my health, quieting my mind and allowing me to streamline my thoughts (I overthink so that's important). I'm glad at the end of the session first because I did it and second because it is over for now.
I had to get to that place of like so I found what works for me which is carving out time for exercise and just doing it. You have to find what works for you.
You may not know exactly what’s going to work for you but setting goals may be a good start. Is it to lose weight, build muscle, improve endurance, improve core strength? All of the above or none of the above.
Pick a goal and build from there. I've worked with a number of clients over the years and have hopefully heard all the exercise goals possible (I'm still surprised at some of the goals). Keep looking through the website and maybe you will find something that works for you. I can't promise you will love to exercise or even like it. It may end up that you do it because the end result is a healthier happier you.