I'm such an exercise avoider. In fact, I can think of a million and one things I would rather do that exercise, including eating burgers and washing them down with milk shakes, and laying flat and watching TV. None of these habits will get me a svelte figure like Mila Kunis though, will it?
In all actuality I don't actually really want a slim figure. I have boobs and hips, and if I lost too much weight I would look like I needed a sandwich, not like I should be hired for runway modelling, but the fact is that I want to feel healthy and strong rather than thin, and muscles are not made eating nachos all day.
Although I eat fairly healthily, the missing parts are a) consistency and b) the working out to go with it, so I decided to put my money where my mouth is and reinvest in a Fitbit. For most of 2013 and part of 2014 I lived live in easy co-existence with my FitbitOne, and then just before the wedding it dropped off my waistband somewhere between London and Guildford, never to be seen again. It really helped with the consistency portion, as it gives you a track record of where you are hitting your goals and where you aren't.
I tried the Flex for a while, but it lacks a lot of the functionality that the One had, so I decided to trade it in and try the Charge.
I love it. I love it because it tells me how little I have done in the day, and motivates me to get up and get moving seeing as it has a friends feature, and everyone you are connected with can see how lazy you are being. Its a bit better when I'm here in California as the house is bigger, but in my one bedroom flat in London you don't have much walking to do unless you get out of the house and do it.
I have challenged myself to 10,000 steps a day, and twenty flights of stairs. I feel like if I hit the targets on this then I am doing consistent exercise, and I should start to feel the difference. Teamed with some time swimming and on the cross trainer, I am hoping that the flab around my middle might start to tone up a little, and the "are you flexing those?" arms might become a little more defined! Small steps for mankind, but huge steps for this (wo)man. 10,000 in fact!
What do you do to stay motivated when exercising? Any tips are helpful!