Doing the same thing all the time, not feeling motivated to exercise, or not getting results? You could be stuck in an exercise rut. But that’s OK! There are plenty of things you can do to get back in the game. And just remember how awesome it feels when you are eating well and exercising consistently!
Sometimes going to the gym everyday can get a bit monotonous. Mix up and get outside. It can make you feel so much better! It doesn’t matter what you do – a run, a circuit, a ride, a mountain hike, sport, walk on the beach, anything!
Add Some Intervals
Sometimes you just don’t feel like going for a run (it happens to me all the time…), or you’re pushed for time. Adding intervals can help you get fitter quicker and takes less time. Plus it might make you more motivated to do something a little different.
Do A Gym Class
I love gym classes for when I need that little bit of extra motivation or I’m a bit stuck for ideas. I do have my favourites (such as spin classes and boxing) but why not go out of your comfort zone and try something completely different that you’ve never done before – a dance class, barre, reformer pilates, martial arts, aqua aerobics, etc. You could find something that you love! Plus it will be much more fun :)
Update Your Workout Playlist
I actually look forward to my workouts when I’ve added new music to my playlist. You actually train harder when you’re listening to music and for me it takes my mind off any pain and I can exercise harder and for longer. Make sure you pick something upbeat!
Get A Workout Buddy
The ultimate motivation! How can you bail on your workout when you’re supposed to be meeting a friend? Well, I guess you can still bail. But you’ll be much less likely to. Plus when you train with a friend, you’re more motivated to workout harder than you would on your own. Studies show that you actually increase how hard you work by 200% when training with a friend! I recommend finding a friend who is really dedicated and will help you stay on track.
Have A Rest Day
Rest is actually just as important as exercise. If you don’t have a rest day you could burn out or cause yourself some injury. So make sure you have at least one rest day per week. If you can’t stand the thought of having rest you can have an “active recovery” instead and do something light such yoga or a walk.
Get A Personal Trainer
A personal trainer is great motivation – why cancel your workout when you’ve PAID for it?! Plus they can teach you different exercises, correct technique plus lots more! If you don’t want to pay for a personal trainer every week, then there are many online options available too. My eBooks will give you the exact workouts you need to do on which days and exactly what to eat every single day for 8 weeks. Find out more about my eBooks here.