Why are some people motivated to exercise while others have trouble?  Unless you're naturally inclined; it will take some planning and thinking on your part.  No short cuts here.  Check out what the Founder of Wellcoaches has to say about the process we all go through while considering any type of change - LINK TO FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Here's a quick summary of what the article covers:

THE THREE RS OF BUILDING A HABIT: 

  • Reminder: a trigger initiating the behavior

  • Routine: the behavior or action you take

  • Reward: the benefit from the behavior or action.

FIND YOUR TRIGGERS.

They  might look like this:

  • Location: living room

  • Time: 8 p.m.

  • Emotional Sstate: bored

  • Other People: none

  • Immediately Preceding Action: favorite TV show comes on.

BOOST YOUR MOTIVATION.

Next, make a list of different types of rewards you also enjoy. 

MAKE A PLAN!

Once you have examined your routine, the reminder that triggers your behavior, and the reward for your habit, you can figure out which factors you can shift and thus break the cycle.

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