Bored of your Workouts?
“Do you get “burnt out” from working out?”
“Do you repeat the same workout every day?”
Can’t find something to stick with and feeling less motivated?
“Wondering why you aren’t seeing anymore results?”
Do you start off feeling amazing, then, all of a sudden hit a wall, causing you to fall off track, unmotivated, bored, and ready to give up…?
“I start off great and see results, but then after a few weeks I begin to feel burnt out, lose steam, motivation, and just get bored. I fall off track, re-gain those pounds I lost, and tend to give up because I don’t want to start all over.”
A typical conversation I’ve had with so many individuals who are right where you are. It is not easy and, yes, it is all about your mental focus but there are ways to improve this.
How can I stay energized, motivated, and not become bored from working out?
What’s the secret?
There are so many ways to add that SPARK back into exercising. And, it does happen to so many of us. You are not alone. Your routine just needs some tweaking.
“What ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
On the contrary, sometimes you have to fix it. If it becomes repetitive and you are not seeing results anymore, then something must be changed.
What do you do?
Change it up. Add variety. Try something different. Also, you shouldn’t work the same muscle group every day. Why? This can cause that “burnt out” feeling and even more overtraining. Muscles need time to recover, just like our brains need to time to refocus after a long grueling day in the office.
Common causes of overtraining:
- inability to complete routine training
- muscle soreness
- lack of sleep
- weight loss/gain
- loss of appetite
How do you stay focused and committed?
- Push past – sometimes those days of not wanting to workout are actually the best workouts 🙂
- Variation – incorporate a variety of exercises (i.e. cross-training). Cross-training improves and strengthens all muscle groups.
- Try something new – go for a hike, boxing, yoga, swimming,
What type of training?
This can be up to you and your interests. There are so many different types of training to increase the heart rate, improve strength, shed pounds, lose inches, or just feel confident. It is up to you to figure out what your fitness goals are.
What are your goals? Click here and we can help design the perfect program that fits your needs, interests, and lifestyle.
A few options to consider to help you get started…
3 Types of Training to Consider
#1 Cardio Training – Cardio is great for losing weight and burning fat, but is also great for your heart, lungs, and cardiorespiratory system. Cardio training includes:
- Jumping Rope
#2 Resistance Training (strength training) – Strength Training burns calories, increases metabolism, builds muscles mass and bone mass. Resistance or Strength training includes any sort of the following:
- Resistance bands
#3 Functional Training – This type of training helps strengthen the body to perform activities in everyday life. This can be done with or without weights. Functional training helps decrease injury, improves flexibility, and strengthens your core. It allows you to move more efficiently and effectively while doing your everyday tasks (i.e. grocery shopping, bending down to tie your shoes).
How often should I change it up?
- Monday – Cardio + Core Work
- Tuesday – Resistance Training (Upper Body)
- Wednesday – Cardio + Core Work
- Thursday – Resistance Training (Lower Body)
- Friday – Cardio + Core Work
- Saturday – Resistance Training (Total Body)
- Sunday – Off or something very light (easy walk) and/or functional stretching
- Monday – Dynamic Stretching + Resistance Training (Upper Body)
- Wednesday – Dynamic Stretching + Resistance Training (Lower Body)
- Friday – Cardio + Core Work
*Note: Consider “off” days as stretching days 🙂
Don’t throw in the towel. There are ways to help you stay the course and get to where you want to be!
Keep moving forward. Don’t let the workout get the best of you, instead, get the best of YOUR workout!
And, remember, if it wasn’t a workout, it would be easy! 🙂