Everywhere you go, you see gyms, videos, and books about exercise, advertising how they can help you get in shape fast and easy. You've probably even put some money down before, vowing that this was the year you'd get in shape, lose that extra weight, and become the energetic person you know is hiding inside you.
Unfortunately, life happens, and you fall into the habit of "I'll start tomorrow". Your motivation drops, and your self-discipline fails to push you through to achieve your goals. You begin to make excuses: You'll be really sore after working out, it's been too long since you've last exercised, you don't have willpower, and you think you're too weak or otherwise unfit for exercise. There was that one time you started a program, but you couldn't keep up with the weekly or monthly goals, so you got frustrated and gave up.
How to Build Self-Discipline to Exercise is a practical guidebook on how to introduce exercise into your life and keep it there. In this audiobook, you'll learn:
Why the most common type of motivation people use to exercise is usually ineffective
How to overcome procrastination and finally start exercising
How to find time to exercise despite a hectic schedule (and surprising math that shows you actually lose time when you don't make time for exercise)
Practical tricks and tips to stay motivated forever
How to enjoy exercise while still getting the most powerful benefits of it (hint: if your workout involves "work", it's not a good workout)
When put together and acted upon, the six chapters in this book - supported by over 80 references to scientific studies and credible experts - will help you form a new habit and make one of the most important changes you'll ever make in your life.
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By Natalie on 08-20-16
The title really got me excited to read this book but as I listened it did not do what the title made me believe. The narration was awful and that element is very important in a motivational self help book.
44 of 46 people found this review helpful
By CaliDiva on 01-12-17
Waste of time and money
Just another book filled with lofty ideologies. Lots of "just do this and all your problems will be solved
". Well if everyone could 'just do that' they wouldn't be buying this book. as an example there is a part of the book where he says " if you don't enjoy exercise you're doing the wrong exercise just find one that you actually like and it will be much easier." Seriously?? Did it ever occur to him that the main problem is that many people actually don't enjoy exercise in general no matter what the activity is and that's a primary obstacle to actually engaging in exercise.
This book is unrealistic and impractical for the everyday person.
82 of 87 people found this review helpful