It is well beyond the first of the year and you have done it. You have stuck to your plans for a healthy future. Perhaps you cut back on eating out or decided to drink only water and completely cut out the sodas. Whatever the case, you have denied yourself and now you are wondering why you are putting yourself though this torture. If this describes you or someone you know then pay close attention. You are about to discover the 3 secrets for rejuvenating any workout routine.
It is Common
Before you can revamp your workout routine you need to understand that there is nothing wrong with you if you have felt this way. What this boredom actually shows is that you are ready for a new challenge. The feeling of boredom with a tired old routine is perfectly normal but what is very important is your response to this feeling. The way you respond will influence whether you will be able to breathe new life into it.
The Upside Down Frown
Did you know that a frown upside down is a smile? The same holds true for your workouts. If you do cardio in the morning, weight training in the afternoon and Pilates in the evening, the easiest way to spice things up is to switch the workout schedules. Over time, your body becomes accustomed to certain workouts and schedules. By simply flipping the times at which you do certain exercises, you will immediately feel as though you have a completely new fitness routine.
Keep Moving Forward
One of the biggest myths when it comes to fitness is that quitters do not win and winners never quit. For instance, it is definitely in your best interests to quit with weight training if your body is telling you to do so. Accidents will happen if you do not know when to quit. If you want to know whether you should scrap your current routine then take a look at the following reasons why that might be the right thing to do.
1. When you are no longer seeing results 2. When what you are doing injures you repeatedly 3. When advised by a doctor to do so
Allow yourself to be okay with trying something new. It is not always necessary to completely start fresh but at times that is an advisable course of action. Evaluate your situation individually and reap the rewards that come with deciding to push through the boredom.