Quiz: What's Your Fitness Motivation?

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Quiz: What's Your Fitness Motivation?
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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 1:05pm

Quiz: What's Your Fitness Motivation?
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/motivation/get-started/fitness-motivation-quiz/?sssdmh=dm17.640317&esrc=nwfitdailytip010313

Take the quiz and tell us what is your fitness motivation.  Is the quiz right or not???

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 1:11pm

Motivation button: Your health

This is one of the most powerful reasons for starting an exercise program, according to a study of pregnant women by Western University in Ontario. But here's the catch: You have to want to work out, and not just do it because your doctor tells you to. "If exercise isn't something you're choosing freely, your motivation may not last," says Marcus Kilpatrick, PhD, an associate professor of exercise science at the University of South Florida.

Your stick-to-it plan

Improve your aim.Chances are, you need to lose weight to boost your health. But instead of setting a goal of "I will drop 20 pounds," make it "I will exercise four times a week," which will put you on the path to wellness by lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure and making you stronger and more relaxed, says Kendrin Sonneville, RD, a nutritionist in Boston.

Schedule it.You plan to take a bike ride after work three times this week. Great, but you need to be even more concrete about it, says Anca Gaston, PhD, an exercise psychologist at Western University. Write out a weekly schedule listing what each exercise session will consist of, when and where it will happen, for how long and with whom. "Lack of time is a big exercise barrier," Gaston says. "It takes practice to find periods during your week when you can exercise; writing it down can make it more automatic for you."

Get pumped.If you want to enjoy working out more, be your own coach, says JoAnn Dahlkoetter, PhD, a sports psychologist and the author ofYour Performing Edge. A good coach wouldn't let you trash talk yourself, so trade negative thinking such asI'm so slow, what's the use?forEvery step is making my heart more powerful, my lungs clearer, and my bones stronger.

I think this is probably right.....but lately it is setting the example for my daughter and my hubby.  I want to motivate them....and to show my support I'm on the bandwagon with them.   I'm not a me focus person.....if I can do it to help someone else, then that is why I do it!