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Why Do I Hate All Forms of Exercise and How to Change That?

Sometimes you wonder what’s wrong with all those people who go to the gym daily, or those who run every morning and wear giant headphones.

Girl in headphones running on the treadmill

What do they see that you don’t? What’s the point? Are you missing something important?

Exercising and the need for physical activity for people is not something new, but this trend has grown tremendously in recent years.

You feel overwhelmed with all those gym selfies on social media every day. All that narcissism makes you nervous. Everyone wants to show how they follow the imposed ideals of physical perfection.

And it’s not like you haven’t even tried. You tried going to the gym, but it didn’t end well, all those machines, exercises, where to start.

In the end, you just wandered around the gym for two hours and realized it wasn’t for you.

But despite all that, you want a change. You know that exercise brings health benefits to both physical and mental health.

Let’s see why you hate exercise and try to offer solutions to change your mind.

You experience exercise as torture

Young fit sporty woman with painful face expression

The image of putting your body through “torture” to get in shape is repulsive to you. In that case, maybe you should consider how you see exercise in general.

In the long past, people did not need to exercise because life was different. Hunting for food was more than enough for the people of that time.

Fortunately, we don’t have to chase food today. Precisely because we don’t have to, we neglect exercise even though we need it.

There are too many motivational videos that present exercise as a constant struggle. You know the ones whose message is always: “No pain, no gain”.

They may have created a counter effect for you, because of which you experience exercise as severe torture.

Working out should not be torture but enjoyment. Exercise as you see fit, take easy steps, and a change in thinking will come.

Are you sure that you hate all forms of exercising?

Young dancers dancing together in dancing studio

Declaring that you hate all kinds of exercise is like saying that you hate all types of food.

There are many different forms of exercise, and the fact that you have not found the one that suits you does not mean that it does not exist.

Here are some examples:

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the gym is the crowd, you can always try a street workout.

Running on a treadmill is tiring. Maybe Nordic walking suits you because you can enjoy nature while exercising.

You don’t like classical sports. Football, basketball, volleyball, you have a terrible memory of all those sports ever since your physical education classes. The good news is that there are many sports without the ball.

Bringing body and mind into harmony is your goal. You can try yoga, or if you want something more extreme, there are martial arts.

You like music and dancing. Dancing is also a form of a full-body workout, and it is super fun.

You did not find yourself in any of these suggestions. Don’t worry, and there are still many forms of exercise. Do your research, and you’ll find your perfect workout style.

You feel that exercise does not fit into your busy schedule

We won’t lie to you; working out takes time.

Today’s life throws too many obligations on us. Going to the gym can be too time-consuming. You don’t know how to fit exercise into your schedule, which is already too busy. All that annoys you and stops you from working out.

There are a lot of possibilities. If you don’t have time to go to the gym, you can buy weights and exercise at home. With good organization, everything is possible.

It may be challenging to fit it into your schedule initially, but you will succeed in time. We think it’s worth sacrificing a little of your time for a healthy habit, right?

All those rules in exercise make you nervous

Every beginning is difficult, and everything unknown to us at the front makes us nervous.

We like to know everything and don’t want to embarrass ourselves. Exercise provides many opportunities to embarrass ourselves, especially when more people are present.

In the beginning, you probably won’t know where to start. Reading a few articles or watching a few videos on Youtube before starting your fitness adventure would not be a bad idea. You can consult with a friend already in it and maybe even hire a personal trainer.

The decision to start exercising will change your life for the better. So try not to be nervous but happy about a new beginning, especially when it is something that can become your new passion or hobby.

The overly competitive spirit of exercising bothers you

In the world of exercise, it is possible to get a feeling of constant unnecessary competitiveness. Who lifted how much on the bench, how fast who ran a certain distance, how many goals who scored. All of this can be not very pleasant.

If you’re a person who doesn’t like to compete, all that competitiveness can bother you. Or, if you love to compete, it might bother you that someone is so much more successful than you.

Maybe you are burdened by the imposed standards of beauty that pop up everywhere on social networks.

What you have to understand is that you are not competing against anyone. You exercise for yourself, the way it suits you and you like it. Maybe you’re just competing against yourself, but if even that thought weighs you down, skip it.

As you can see,

Exercise is not that bad at all and does not need to annoy you.

Exercise does not only changes your body. It changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood.

Portrait young attractive smiling fit woman with white towel resting after workout

We hope you found why working out annoys you in this article and ways to change that. Good luck with your workout adventure!