[quote="Feanaro_s_Wife, post:3, topic:63357"]
I can't help you with the patron saint, but I have an idea.
Walking on a treadmill can be a challenge for even the most dedicated fitness buff. It can be BORING!!!!!! So, can you make it more interesting? What about walking on the treadmill while watching your favorite show on TV? Make a promise to yourself that you will only watch it if you are moving, lol.
What about prying the Rosary? That takes about 20 minutes and would be a good way to make time for two things at once.
** Offer up your "suffering" for all of those people who wish they could walk on a treadmill (old, disabled, sick etc).**
If the treadmill workout just isn't for you, find something else! Go for a bike ride with your kiddos. Play outside with them. Something with lots of running, lol.
Exercise is one of the toughest things to self-motivate. Enlist a partner. Make a commitment to that person and stick with it.
These are just random ideas....take 'em or leave 'em, lol.
This is good advice. The main thing to remember is that to be able to stick with something long-term when it comes to working out, you have to enjoy it. Dont feel bad if you are averse to the treadmill - I know quite a few fitness buffs who cant stand them.
Also try to emphasise to yourself the health benefits rather than the weight loss benefits when trying to find motivation. Why?
Nothing can beat the numerous short and long term health benefits of regular exercise. As I ve heard doctors and trainers say, 'One can't afford *not *to exercise.'
Focusing on the weight loss aspect might lead to focusing too much on how your body looks and make you feel bad if you dont see results soon enough.
Hope this helps.