Struggling to keep up the motivation to workout? We all reach plateaus from time to time where going to the gym, for a run or doing a yoga session just seems too much of an effort.
Finding new ways to re-inspire and boost your motivation will help you stay on track to achieving your health goals. Simply making your workout fun will help you look forward to exercising rather than loath it.
Here, we share 5 simple tricks to make your workout more enjoyable:
1) Refresh your playlist:
If you’ve been replaying the same old beats for months, refreshing your playlist will make a big difference. Create a new playlist with some upbeat hits that help you inject more energy into your workout. If the beat is fast enough, you’re almost guaranteed to sweat a whole lot more than usual.
For those who aren’t musically inclined, jump on a streaming app like Spotify and test out a few of the popular workout playlists.
2) Get your friend involved:
Working out on your own everyday can be pretty lonely so why not recruit a buddy? Not only will you be able to socialise while you’re working out, but it will give you the motivation you need to show up. After all, you can’t sleep in knowing your friends is waiting for you at the track or in the gym. Just remember to encourage each other to keep up the pace and intensity. It’s not the time to have an intense DM session – save that for the coffee afterwards!
3) Set new goals:
Setting new goals can provide you with all the motivation you need to keep up your fitness. It gives you something strive for and push yourself harder. Maybe your goal is to beat your past PB at distance running or master a new skill. If you’re a gym junkie, perhaps you want to get into the industry and inspire others. There are plenty of quality personal training courses in Melbourne, Los Angeles, London – virtually anywhere in the world!
4) Mix up your training regime:
Mixing up your training regime will not only help make your workout more enjoyable, it can also help improve your results. If your movement patterns are the same consistency for longer periods of time then your body adapts and you neglect other muscles. Changing up your exercise program also gives you an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and try something new for a change.
5) Change your environment:
Sick of lifting weights at the gym or running on the treadmill? Change up your environment to make your workout a little more interesting. Instead of running inside, research some nearby running tracks or a park where you can take in some new scenery. If your workout in your garage at home, take your equipment outside or consider going to a gym a couple of days a week.
Whether you are working out to lose weight, to keep healthy or it’s your passion, it’s important you continue to enjoy it. Trying something new, challenging yourself and setting new goals is a great way to remain motivated long term.
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