So you've been working out for a while now. You've seen some progress which is awesome but you're starting to lose steam. The motivation isn't always there. If this sounds like something you feel or have felt, don't worry, it's totally normal.
So you've been working out for a while now. You've seen some progress which is awesome but you're starting to lose steam. The motivation isn't always there. If this sounds like something you feel or have felt, don't worry, it's totally normal. Working out isn't always glamorous like it seems on social media. It takes hard work and there are going to be some days that you just aren't feeling it. Good news is there are ways to reinvigorate yourself to reignite that spark, so to speak, on the days where you might be dragging your feet a bit.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
If you've been doing the same form of exercise for a while now then maybe it's becoming a bit stale. This is where you might want to give a new modality a try. Now I'm not saying to abandon your current fitness regime, because what works works, but maybe adding something new and different may help light a fire under you to achieve new goals. If you're always lifting weights, maybe try going for a run. If you're always doing yoga, try lifting weights. Try something different. It sparks new pathways in our brains and makes fitness much more interesting when there is variety.
There are many benefits to being outdoors in general, but getting outside for a workout, whatever that may be, is a nice change of pace from your regular routine. When the sun is shining on you you feel good. The fresh air fills your lungs. There's an energy to the outdoors that feels nice and when you combine it with some form of exercise your mood and energy shoots through the roof.
WORKOUT WITH A BUDDY
For most of us exercise is a solitary endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. Sometimes having a friend working beside you can be enough to push you to reach new goals, keep you accountable, and keep things fresh and fun. Achieving something together sometimes feels more rewarding than on your own, and you guys can cheer each other on. It feels great when you have someone in your corner wanting the best for you and vice versa.
WORK WITH A TRAINER
If you've been working out on your own for a while, it's quite easy to fall into a rut. You've been doing the same exercises week after week, afraid to change it up because you've become comfortable, and/or possibly don't know exactly what you should be doing or how to properly do it. Well that's where a trainer comes in handy. A trainer can provide a variety of new exercises to your repertoire, as well as take the guessing out of it. They can teach you proper form and mechanics so you stay safe and injury free. Keep things fresh and interesting and always keep you challenged and progressing towards your goals.
These are a couple of examples to help reinvigorate your motivation and keep you going on your fitness journey. Fitness, health, and wellness is and should be a lifelong pursuit, so it's natural for things to bog down every so often.
Knowing these tips and tricks will help make it so your journey stays fun, interesting, and fresh.
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Yours In Health,
Ray Taylor, Personal Trainer
Out Run Your Fork Personal Training and Nutrition
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