Everyone (including me) can get so bored with their workout schedule. I mean, that’s the whole reason I started changing it up in the first place! If you’re unmotivated by your workout, you won’t reap the benefits. It’s important to be inspired by the way you exercise.
I am totally not meant to do the same thing, especially workouts, for long periods of time. So mixing it up and basically giving my entire workout regimen a makeover is SUPER important. Like so important for the sake of my sanity/health.
+ Change up your gym views. I can’t tell you how motivating it is to join a new gym. Sometimes, the same old routine paired with the same sweaty, smelly gym really kills the exercise vibe. So finding a new gym that you feel comfortable–not to mention motivated–to workout in is super important. Try looking up different gyms in your area and giving them a try! Most gyms will give you a day pass for free.
+ Get outside. You can read my whole post on outdoor exercise HERE. And if you’ve read it, you know I’m a real advocate for sweating under the sun! Not only do you soak up some vitamin D, but there are so many possibilities when you workout outdoors. Hiking, swimming, wind sprinting, various sports. You name it! Also, you can take some of your traditional indoor exercises outside. Try doing yoga or an ab routine in the morning while the sun is rising. Not only does it make for gorgeous views, but you’ll find it motivating too!
+ Make an appointment with yourself. Like I’ve said before, I’m psychotic about planning my days out and fitting my workouts in. If I don’t make time in my schedule to workout, there’s no way it will happen. Even better, plan to workout with a friend. I am much less likely to bail on a workout session if it’s with another person.
+ Sign up for a race. It really doesn’t matter what type. It could be a 5K, half marathon, triathlon, color run, or obstacle course race. The point is to give you something to train for. I find it so motivating to train when I have something I’m working towards. Personally, I’m really amping up my running since I’m planning on participating in a triathlon later this year. Normally, I hate running with everything in me. But I’m much more okay with it when I’m working towards a goal.
+ Try out different types of exercise. Right now, I’m totally digging Lagree Method and I’m pretty much living at The Studio (MDR). I’m also an avid cycler, so I love taking spin classes at places like SoulCycle. But I love finding other means of exercise! Usually, my friends and I will try out various fitness classes in our area once or twice a month. It’s fun sweating in different ways! Plus it’s never boring.
Now it’s YOUR turn. How do you mix up your workout regimen? What did you do to give it a makeover?