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How to Build Self-Discipline to Exercise Audiobook

How to Build Self-Discipline to Exercise: Practical Techniques and Strategies to Develop a Lifetime Habit of Exercise

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Publisher's Summary

Discover Proven Strategies to Finally Get in Shape and Exercise on a Regular Basis for the Rest of Your Life

Everywhere you go, you see gyms, videos, and books about exercise, advertising how they can help you get in shape fast and easy. You've probably even put some money down before, vowing that this was the year you'd get in shape, lose that extra weight, and become the energetic person you know is hiding inside you.

Unfortunately, life happens, and you fall into the habit of "I'll start tomorrow". Your motivation drops, and your self-discipline fails to push you through to achieve your goals. You begin to make excuses: You'll be really sore after working out, it's been too long since you've last exercised, you don't have willpower, and you think you're too weak or otherwise unfit for exercise. There was that one time you started a program, but you couldn't keep up with the weekly or monthly goals, so you got frustrated and gave up.

How to Build Self-Discipline to Exercise is a practical guidebook on how to introduce exercise into your life and keep it there. In this audiobook, you'll learn:

  • Why the most common type of motivation people use to exercise is usually ineffective
  • How to overcome procrastination and finally start exercising
  • How to find time to exercise despite a hectic schedule (and surprising math that shows you actually lose time when you don't make time for exercise)
  • Practical tricks and tips to stay motivated forever
  • How to enjoy exercise while still getting the most powerful benefits of it (hint: if your workout involves "work", it's not a good workout)

When put together and acted upon, the six chapters in this book - supported by over 80 references to scientific studies and credible experts - will help you form a new habit and make one of the most important changes you'll ever make in your life.

©2016 Martin Meadows (P)2016 Meadows Publishing

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  • Julia KB Rosequist
    25/04/17
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    "Out of Touch"

    This book could be useful if you're wealthy. It's value is limited if you are struggling to make ends meet because the author assumes it's not a huge burden to do things like hire house cleaners, and spend multiple hours working out each weekend. This probably works for the primary audience, but it is so out of touch with many people's lives that I found it off-putting.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • CaliDiva
    12/01/17
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    "Waste of time and money"

    Just another book filled with lofty ideologies. Lots of "just do this and all your problems will be solved
    ". Well if everyone could 'just do that' they wouldn't be buying this book. as an example there is a part of the book where he says " if you don't enjoy exercise you're doing the wrong exercise just find one that you actually like and it will be much easier." Seriously?? Did it ever occur to him that the main problem is that many people actually don't enjoy exercise in general no matter what the activity is and that's a primary obstacle to actually engaging in exercise.

    This book is unrealistic and impractical for the everyday person.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Howard
    Maple Shade, NJ, USA
    15/08/16
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    "Less than engaging"

    The tips given here are decent motivators. However, they are completely eclipsed by the narrator's endless droll reading-the-script style. If I gave a presentation at work like this, everyone would be texting on their cell phones, talking or falling asleep. Ugh.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie
    20/08/16
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    "Disappointing"

    The title really got me excited to read this book but as I listened it did not do what the title made me believe. The narration was awful and that element is very important in a motivational self help book.

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Judy H Payne
    Pelham, GA United States
    1/06/17
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    "Not very good"

    Narrator's voice dull and monotone. Content elementary. Reminiscent of Cosmo mag top 10 list. Wouldn't recommend.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • KansaKilla
    MSP, USA
    2/05/17
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    "Meh"

    A solid "Meh." Some good tips. Not super motivational, at least for me. Maybe I'll exercise.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Emia
    19/03/17
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    "There are a few good tips"

    Luckily this was pretty short to listen to. The very beginning was the most helpful for me talking about source of motivation external and internal etc. After that it kind of went downhill. There was a lot of information that's pretty obvious like trying to get a support system and overcoming bad weather we're having an indoor sport, and also a lot of relatively useless information about muscle soreness. For me the best Takeaway was to find an activity that I enjoy and look forward to, rather than relying on my wish to lose some weight as sole motivation.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Timothy
    Philadelphia, PA, United States
    9/03/16
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    "Just the facts to get you going"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes for a friend that wanted to exercise and was having trouble getting started.


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    Any additional comments?

    I would also recommend the book "Mini Habits"

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    31/10/16
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    "Okay I guess "

    I expect something different but overall i got some decent advice. A lot of what was being said though is pretty much self conscious. Work out to make it fun. Take care of your body by eating clean, find a workout partner etc. But still there was some information that was pretty useful.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • STEVEN H. BARNES
    WILMINGTON, DELAWARE United States
    16/05/16
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    "Good info"

    Good practical tips to use. Narration is somewhat dry, doesn't take away from the info though.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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