An easy way to think about getting in shape is to realize just how much time goes into it. If you can get in shape in 24 hours does that sound appealing to you? Well you can. If you workout for 30 minutes a day for the next 48 days, you will be surprised at just how great of shape you can get into. See how easy that is to think differently? Just 24 hours of working out. Thinking of it this way makes it seem a lot easier. If you know that you only have to spend 30 minutes working out each day, then you will be more likely to develop a steady workout routine. Just imagine arriving home from work, if you immediately put on your running shoes and get out the door, you will be done in 30 minutes. Then you have the rest of the night to reflect on and enjoy your accomplishments for the day.
The fact of the matter is, people usually spend way more time thinking about working out then actually doing it. They mentally psych themselves out and over think everything. You can get in shape a lot easier then you probably think. Don't dwell on the fact that you must get outside and run or jog to get in shape. Just take that first step and get out of the door and enjoy running. If you don't put pressure on yourself to run a certain distance, you will be more likely to run the next day. If you run at a comfortable pace, you won't be overdoing it. The key is to run at a comfortable pace but one that will still push your limits a little.
Getting in shape doesn't have to be as hard as you probably think it is. What most people do is over think working out. They put too much pressure on themselves and don't realize that their mentality is affecting them. If you can look at running and working out with a different mindset, you will see just how much easier it is to develop a daily routine. Just think, in 24 hours you could be in really great shape. Thinking about working out this way is probably something you haven't thought about before. Just changing how you look at running and working out can drastically improve your level of motivation. Stop over analyzing the amount of work that goes into getting in shape. This is what is keeping you from getting a steady workout routine down. Hopefully these tips will help you gain a better prospective on what you are doing wrong and how you can change it.