Has your workout become…well…a little boring lately? If so, then here are some ideas you may want to try to change it up, helping you get that spark back. Here we go!
Try a workout you’ve never performed before. Not only will you find this option exciting because it’s something brand new, but it will also require your mind to think differently and your body to respond accordingly. It can also give you a change of scenery, which is often refreshing in itself. Here are some suggestions: go surfing; try a different kind of yoga; run a different trail; bike a different route; or try something you’ve been meaning to try but haven’t had the time yet.
Challenge yourself and others. Sometimes laying the workout gauntlet down for yourself and for others can be invigorating. Challenge yourself to walk 10,000 steps a day for a week; do 100 pushups daily for a few days; or hike a different, scenic trail with a friend. To add even more excitement and engagement, document your challenge with pics you share on social media.
Pull out old DVDs or videos of exercise workouts. Talk about an exercise blast from the past! You may find these funny, but go ahead and pick one or more and exercise along with them. They’re most likely routines you haven’t experienced in a long time, and you can have a lot of fun exercising down memory lane!
So, change up that workout and put some excitement back in your exercise routine.
In order to avoid risk of injury, please seek advice directly from your physician, especially if you have existing medical issues, before beginning any exercise or nutritional program. Also, be sure to stretch after exercise to avoid muscle and joint tightness.