The best relationships in life provide so many positives. They make you feel happy, energised, feeling good, confident, respected, complete.
But a great relationship can take time to build.
They start off with a few dates. In fact it may take a few dates with a few different options to find one you’re actually compatible with, with that all important spark.
Once you’ve found a spark, you might have some more dates over the next few weekends. Things are going well so you start to see each other more often. Once a week turns into a few times a week, which turns into pretty much every day of the week.
After a while it seems pointless living in two separate places when you spend all your time together, so you make that first step to commitment and move in together and it just feels ‘right’.
Then BOOM you're getting married!
Pretty much every relationship starts off with some version of this.
Including your relationship with exercise!
You may be at the very beginning of your exercise relationship, looking for a compatible partner. If you’re just starting out, our advice is to get dating! Try different options. Try swimming, dancing, running, exercise classes, bootcamps, a personal trainer or an online programme.
See which one gives you that ‘spark’ and actually puts a smile on your face.
Once you’ve found ‘the one’ you’ll want to meet more often. And once you start seeing and feeling the benefits from your new relationship with exercise, you’ll never want to stop meeting up.
After a while you’ll surprise yourself and feel fully committed to exercise, spending most days enjoying each others company.
Our point is, it takes take to build a relationship with exercise. If you start off ‘committing’ straight away and force yourself into spending time with a version of exercise that you just don't enjoy, of course you’re going to end the relationship.
There are plenty of exercise fish in the sea.
Find one that works for you and you’ll fall in love sooner than you thought. But the only way you're going to get there is by taking action.