Making Exercise Better

How many times have you thought that your workout was headed nowhere? Nothing evaporates your drive faster than feeling like you’re not making any noticeable progress. The problem is that when it comes to working out, you can be more notorious when seeking a comfort zone.

Once you master a new skill, you stick with it because you know you can do it. But it also impedes progress and breeds boredom. The less interesting something is, the less motivated you are.

Humans basically have this intrinsic need to feel engaged. If you take away the novelty, the important things also vanish. Eventually, your muscles stop responding and you really hit a wall.

The best solution would be to mix things up and push yourself. Changing the intensity and type of exercise trains the muscles differently, and you’ll start to see the benefits more quickly. For instance, increase the intensity for two weeks, and then go back to normal after that. Next, write everything down.

A workout log functions not only as an exercise checklist but as a concrete record of how far you’ve come. This is a way to motivate yourself if you become frustrated. To make it work, focus on what you can do rather than on what you can’t.

And most importantly, don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Once you start focusing on just you, your confidence will grow and ignite a cycle of positive reinforcement that will keep you hooked.

You can also inject some fun into your routine. You can start making the whole routine social. Go with a friend and bet on how far you both can go. Decide together on the length of time of the run and see who burns the most calories after.

Because besides bar hopping, there’s a reason why happy hour is just better. You get to socialize with your buds and have a good laugh.

You’ll also be able to get all the support you need. You will push each other to reach higher goals while giving support when things become too hard.

At all times, you must also stop focusing on the inches lost. The real measure of success is how you feel after and how you seem to have the endurance to do the things you couldn’t do before.

Fitness should be one of your core values. When you see just how important your health is, you are more likely to like what you do. To stay even more motivated, you need to have a routine for days you won’t be in the gym.

It can be as simple as running around the block a few times or doing lunges as you watch your favorite TV show. Because scheduling workouts can still be a challenge, having a plan B maintains that momentum when life threatens to derail you.

Just don’t overdo your regimen and start taking everything too seriously. You shouldn’t take the fun out in what you do because that can seriously lead to you giving up.

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