First of all if you have decided to engage in a physical activity to improve your body image, let me congratulate you since it is the first step in successful management, of not only your weight, but also your daily activities. Also, having motivation is the key to being successful at any physical activity you might take up.
Talking About Motivation
While I’m at it, motivation is the key to being successful at any activity you might take up. Also, try taking up sports to which you are naturally inclined to. In other words, you will have more motivation to cycle for example, if you love cycling. If however, you hate cycling, it will be rather difficult for you to engage in any cycling activities, no matter how healthy they are or might be, or whether you are conscious or not about the benefits this activity has on your health. Motivation is important, but be real about your concept of your body image and don´t fall for what the UK media encourages, instead understand that everyone struggles with body image issues, even celebrities and models!
If you are untrue loner, a hermit, in every sense of the word, you might choose activities which you can do all by yourself. Such activities might include running, cycling or doing physical exercises from your DVDs. Either way, if you have intrinsic motivation you might do these activities by yourself and physically benefit from them.
Finding a Buddy
If however you lack motivation for exercise, maybe you should find a friend to exercise with you. Not only that you will motivate someone else to be more aware of the need to do physical exercise and help them exercise, but also you will have someone give you a nudge when you don’t really feel like exercising. Also, people who have a buddy to exercise with usually don’t want to let their buddy down, so the go for a run let’s say even when they don’t feel so motivated to go for a run.
Exercising In A Group
Group activities and group sports, are not only a great way for you to be motivated and engage in a sport, but also it will allow you to make contacts and meet new people, possibly make new friends. Moreover, these people will share a passion and love for a certain sport just like you do. Therefore, you are bound to meet people who will not only contribute to your motivation and exercise, but people who are similar to you in a certain way and share common interests.
Combine All of These Methods
Another way to keep yourself fit, healthy and happy and motivate yourself to do physical exercise is to combine the methods I have previously enlisted. This will allow you to enjoy your alone time, for example when you are running, and engage in group activities when for example you are doing yoga. You can combine all of these methods according to your personal preference, or stick to just one or two of them.
Set A Goal
The most important advice for any type of physical activity and the motivation to do the said physical activities is certainly to set a certain goal for yourself. For instance, if you are running, time your lapses, or run a different distance, an extra mile or two every week. This will motivate you to achieve more and you will practice with ease.