I’m sure most of us have had the dreaded workout plateau at one point or another. Our workout routine typically tends to become just that – a routine. Read on for some tips on how to keep your workout fresh…
1. Switch It Up
Perhaps you’re getting bored of doing the same thing every day, or every week. It is in our nature to become sick of the same old, same old. It may be beneficial to mix up the types of workouts that you are doing to keep things fresh and interesting. Why not try a Balletone class to build your strength and muscular endurance on Monday, and then switch to a Restorative yoga on Wednesday? By Friday, you may be ready for a Weights 4 Women or Zumba class. Attending different classes will keep your routine fresh, and prevent you from getting stuck in the ever-so-predictable rut.
Another viable option is signing up for an adult dance class. Ever had an interest in belly dancing, ballet, or hip hop? Dance classes are a great way to stay fit and they are so much fun too!
2. Set Reasonable Goals & Reward Yourself
Without reward, sometimes it is difficult to stay focused on our goals. Set a reasonable goal and stick to it – but make sure you reward yourself! For example, if you attend a minimum of three classes per week for one month, you most certainly deserve that designer purse that you’ve been eyeing!
3. Find a Workout Buddy
It is much easier to bail on the gym when there is nobody there to motivate you. Find a workout buddy and make a commitment to your health together. This is especially important for social people – surrounding yourself with fit, like-minded people can mean the world of a difference.
4. Isolate your Weaknesses
If something isn’t working, it is always best to find the route of the problem. Don’t like working out alone? Don’t like working out in the evening? Not a fan of yoga? Once you are able to identify your weaknesses and/or the things you don’t like, it will be much easier to identify the things you do like. With that being said, it will be much easier to set yourself up for success.