So what's holding you back? I know there are tons of excuses not to exercise. Now I want you to think about it. If you don't start at some point, you might be hurting your chances of ever having an opportunity to get into great shape.

My goal in this article is not about scaring you into working out. I think most individuals realize that not exercising is not great for your health. I will go as far to say is most people would like to do something about getting fit in their life.

So what is holding you back? Time, children, work, husband or any other possibilities. Believe it or not there is always some time of the day where you can find at least one half an hour to exercise. Find something you enjoy doing and go for it. You will enjoy it more if it's fun and you like doing it. There are so many opportunities today than at any single time. Gyms, home gyms, videos and mp3's.

You will always find an excuse not to workout if your mind is not right. I always felt that you need to get the mind right before you can make an attempt to find a workout routine. If you don't have at least one or two goals in place you will never exercise.

Goals are what get you up early in the morning. Goals is what helps you workout after a hard day at work. Goals is what is going to get you in shape and keep you in shape. Without having a set of goals to work towards, it's going to be very difficult to see fitness improvement. I like to think of setting goals as specific things that you want to accomplish. It could be as easy as getting up one half an hour early in the morning, or going to bed early.

Setting goals doesn't have to be hard or difficult. Just something that gives you a little motivation to get your mind thinking about what is needed to exercise. I always like to show people how to set goals and have their mind start thinking about how the person can better themselves. Once you can understand how to do this, you will be unstoppable. Not only in your exercise routine but in life also. It will not allow you to procrastinate and make excuses.

So what does it take to set goals for yourself? It does take some motivation and determination to realize what you want to do. Then you have to force yourself to make it happen. The first few times are the hardest, then after a while it becomes easier and it will become second nature.

I hope you start to understand why it's so important to set goals to avoid procrastination. I believe in you and have confidence you will do what is right in order to get in shape.

Author's Bio: 

I'm writing this article to help you realize how important exercise and nutrition is to your overall health and physical appearance. Exercise and nutrition helps with arthritis, diabetes, depression, motivation, weight loss, lowering cholesterol, flexibility and muscle definition.

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Marc Ouellette is a certified personal trainer who has helped many people reach their goals by incorporating strength training, cardiovascular exercise and nutritional guidance.