Episode 31: How To Fall In Love With Exercise, Even If You Hate It

September 5, 2018

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Episode Overview

Not everyone loves exercise, but it has so many health benefits. Join Jen, Annie and Lauren as they explore how you, too, can fall in love with exercise, even if you currently hate it. Tune in for practical tips and advice to get you working more movement into your day, even if you’ve never really loved working out. There are so many factors that inform our attitudes about exercise and so many approaches to overcome our dislike. Find out how to turn your frown upside down and really enjoy movement.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Why you might not enjoy exercise
  • How media and fitspo portrayal of extreme exercise can impact your exercise attitude
  • How your past relationship with exercise can affect your enthusiasm today
  • Why limiting your choices can limit your enjoyment of exercise
  • Unhealthy relationships with exercise: why it shouldn’t be punishment or penance
  • The relationship between food and exercise
  • Enjoying exercise benefits beyond weight loss
  • Examining your motivation for exercise
  • Overcoming decision fatigue, the sweat barrier, and other barriers to consistency
  • Re-evaluating what “counts” as exercise
  • Good, Better, Best – finding what works for you
  • Is Forecasting Myopia killing your workout buzz?
  • Making exercise so easy that you can’t say no
  • Getting started: the unsexy key to learning to love exercise
  • Setting achievable goals for your fitness
  • Increasing your enjoyment through increasing your competency
  • Tracking your progress
  • Why you need to find your people – and how to do that
  • Introverts, extroverts, and social connection through exercise
  • Exercise solutions for people in rural areas
  • Accountability through online community membership
  • Scheduling your workouts: putting yourself back on the to-do list
  • Trying new things to find what you love
  • Dual-purpose movement – how to make the movement work for you
  • Building fitness into your day
  • Riding the seasons of life
  • Bodyweight workouts – no equipment, no problem



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!