Coach Erik here: Most people begin an exercise program because of the way they want to look. They stay because of the way it makes them feel.
The secret to lifelong fitness and wellness is to focus on how good it feels to move. When you anchor joy to the experience of exercise you become emotionally and chemically anchored to that experience. This is the genesis of motivation and inspiration. I offer over time you will feel drawn and compelled to move not because you “have to” or “should” but because you “want to” and “get to.”
Take away: I invite you to focus on how good it feels to exercise without judgement. Make it fun. Remember the best type of exercise is the one you enjoy the most.