I skated two hours this morning. By the time I was done I had bruised knees from falling, I was so exhausted I could barely skate off the ice with my skate bag, and now every time I stand up I'm in so much pain from soreness I feel rather old. But I'm blissfully happy and I can't wait to do it again tomorrow. So many people talk about the motivation to exercise. Billions of dollars are spent each year on machines, gimmicks, weight loss programs, gym memberships, and whatever else. Still many people hate the thought of exercising. I have a different suggestion - find a dream you've always wanted to achieve that has to do with being physical. Then pursue that dream with everything you have. Maybe it's running a marathon, learning to ice skate, becoming a dancer, surfer, kayaker or hiker. Find the thing that brings you joy and needing to find the motivation to exercise and get into shape will be a thing of the past. Instead it will be a blessing every time you get to move.
Heck, you won't even mind bruises and soreness. It will simply be a reminder that you're really living life.