When people consider exercising, they often go through that phase of rationalizing it with themselves. You use that language at times, don’t you?
“I ought to start exercising.”
“I should do some physical exercise.”
“I must get to the gym.“
This sort of language shows that exercise is often something we don’t really want to do, but it is somehow necessary for us to get something else, it is a means to an end and not very compelling. We want to be slim, we want to fit into a different waist size of trousers or a smaller dress, we want to feel fitter when playing with the kids, we want to be able to see our toes when on the scales, we want to be perceived in a particular way – exercise is the means of doing it for many people.
There are very few people that first start out on a course of exercise that actually think to themselves and tell the world around them:
“I want to exercise.”
“I enjoy exercising.”
“I love feeling the sensation of exercise.”
It often takes us a while to develop this perspective on exercise. Whenever I say these kinds of things, many people look at me as if I am some sort of nutjob.
It tends to then feed my motivation to exercise further and keep on doing it. It is now an intrinsic and automatic part of my life and my day-to-day regimen.
“What? Is that it Adam? That is your strategy for getting motivated? Just keep on doing it until you like it?!”
Nope. That kind of suggested process is likely to end up as many January gym subscriptions that get used 20 times in January, 10 times in February and then never again.
Many people have an unusual psychological association with exercise. They think of it as some sort of a chore and think of doing it with some kind of begrudging mindset, like it is a punishment; often perpetuated by those that insist on “no pain, no gain” or other outdated 80s idiocy that only deserve ot be repeated at select nostalgic moments when refusing to throw away your ‘Frankie Says Relax’ t-shirt.
If you consider exercise to be something you must/should/ought to be doing because you have to lose weight somehow and you have to sacrifice some comfort and exchange pain, hassle and …. Then of course you are not going to be motivated to exercise.
With this hypnosis session, you get a truly magnificent track, that combines hypnosis, mental imagery, association and a bunch of other stuff (excuse the technical jargon) to show you how to get motivated to exercise and end up wanting to do it, feel good doing it, and enjoy exercising – because it feels good really!
I use this process when I get up each morning to train for the numerous marathons that I run each year – it is tried and tested. I am really proud to be sharing ti with you here.
If you want to exercise, if you want to enjoy exercising and engage in physical activity, then this is for you. Go for it!