If ‘variety is the spice of life’, then this couldn’t ring truer when it comes to your exercise routine.
You may enjoy your regular workout session, but if you’ve been doing the same thing for too long, it’s likely that the benefits you’re receiving from all your efforts have significantly decreased.
These 8 tips will keep you motivated and help spring-clean your fitness routine.
If the thought of running for an hour is your idea of hell, here’s a crazy thought – choose an activity that you actually enjoy doing! Seeing exercise as a chore is a mistake a lot of us make. If you’re doing something you enjoy, it’ll become something to look forward to.
2. Hire a Personal Trainer
It’s easy to stay within your comfort zone and do the same exercises that you know. With the expertise of a personal trainer, you can push your limits with new ways of training.
3. Bring a buddy
A quick way to inject enthusiasm and accountability into your workout routines is with a workout buddy. Plus you can catch up on all the latest goss, and get fit at the same time!
4. Switch up the style and duration
There are several benefits to mixing up the style, how often, and for how long you’re working out. One week go for two to three longer workouts, then the next, opt for short, intense sessions such as a 30-minute HIIT class. And maybe do some Yoga or Pilates in between. This will prevent your workouts from becoming too predictable, and will constantly challenge your body in different ways.
5. Change the time
Always exercise in the afternoon? Get up early this week and be amazed at all you can accomplish before your first cup of coffee. Get creative with your schedule to keep your workouts fresh.
6. Enter a race or competition
Why not put all of that training to good use and enter an event? You’ll uncover a whole new level of motivation when you know your morning workout is preparing you for something specific.
7. Enjoy the great outdoors
Get some fresh air and enjoy the scenery at the same time by exercising outdoors. Go for an adventure and visit a beach or nature trail you’ve never been to before. Walking on the sand or a hilly bush track are great ways to strengthen your core and improve your cardio fitness.
8. Reward yourself
Knowing you’re going to get a reward after all your hard work can help to give you the extra motivation you need to push a little harder. Spoil yourself with a relaxing bath or a massage at the end of the week.