Do these items remind you of your daily exercise ritual..? The run everyday. A walk that retraces the same steps from the day before. A bike ride on a stationary bike, the garage door your only viewpoint. Any of these sound like you..? If so, you may be in an exercise rut. Fortunately, here are three ideas to help you break free, create a little bit more fun in each of your routines, and in the end, get fit and have fun doing it.
Exercise with an activity you enjoy – This could be anything from basketball to yoga – dancing to golf – and anything and everything in between. A regular sporting activity can offer a much needed break for a stagnant routine of the same cardiovascular activity everyday. It’s all about creativity. Say you’re tired of your stationary bike sessions in the garage..? Move that bad boy indoors and watch your recorded TV shows or newly rented DVD’s while riding. Do things that spice up your fitness activities. It can be a pick up game of basketball or a treat you promise yourself after your workout – Anything that keeps you on the path toward true fitness and better health.
Make it a social affair – This could mean bring a buddy along to help push you during your weightlifting or cardio sessions. Or, it could pertain to a group exercise session such as spinning, swim class, running club, and others. Either way, it’s about getting out with your friends and getting fit. Sometimes, the lone runs and bike rides are good for us. Other times, the competition, camaraderie, and chance to spend time with friends makes the group option the better one. In the end, it’s about doing what works for you. If that’s working out alone, so be it. If it’s group sessions, great. What it comes down to is what do I need to do to keep this workout regimen going strong? You don’t want boredom or the same daily routine to get in the way of you reaching your fitness goals.