Are you having a hard time sticking to a workout regimen? You might be forcing a type of exercise that is incompatible with you. For people who don’t normally work out, it might be hard to suddenly commit to a daily trip to the gym.
Plenty of people work out to reach a goal — to lose weight, to be healthier or to gain physical strength. This attitude treats fitness as a means to an end, when in fact it is actually a lifestyle. Once you achieve your goal weight, you will need to maintain your level of fitness to keep your fit body. It’s very hard to achieve this when you think of working out as a chore.
You can change your outlook towards exercising by making it fun! Here are two tips to help you get started:
Try Something New
There’s always a new type of exercise cropping up. It’s not true that the most complicated ones will be the most effective. As long as it gets you moving, it will give you favorable results. Don’t be afraid to try a currently popular exercise trend like vibration fitness, Pilates, aerial yoga, and the like. You never know which work out will just click and motivate you to work out frequently.
Gradually Increase Intensity
You can’t go from never working out to suddenly exercising for 30 minutes straight. You will only strain your muscles and discourage you from making another attempt. Commit to ten minutes for starters. After a few days, your body will feel that it can take a bigger challenge and you can increase the intensity and duration as you see fit.
Don’t consider working out as a chore you have to get through, or something you can quit once you hit your weight goal. Keep in mind that exercise is an invaluable part of your new fit and healthy lifestyle, you might as well have fun with it!