The secret is this 'I get bored with the same routine over and over again'
I hear excuses so often and usually the same ones repeated countless times. I sometimes wonder if that is the real reason or some other ulterior motive.
I mean after 3 months of following a routine the number one excuse I hear is 'I have no time'.
It's funny how this excuse rears it's head about 3 months after starting a workout routine.
Do you remember when you stayed up late one night and set about planning how many days you will go to the gym, which days you will attend, how you will go straight after work, you had the whole program written down. How exciting was that?
Wouldn't it be great to recapture that enthusiasm that was surging through your body a short 3 months ago? You can do it again by simply changing your workout routine every three months. If you get bored earlier then change it every 6 weeks or whatever suits your needs.
Not only will you inject a much needed boost of enthusiasm from changing your workout routine but it keeps your muscles guessing and will stop you from reaching a plateau.
There's a host of different ways you change up your physical activity, here are a few suggestions you can start with.
Cycling, now I don't mean getting on the bike and ride around aimlessly for 30 minutes, this isn't what I'm talking about. Sit down and set some goals, have a set distance you want to ride and try and improve on it over a period of a few weeks. Also look at incorporating interval training into your cycling, 20 seconds of hard riding and 20 seconds of cruising. You will gain immensely from this.
Swimming, most gym memberships include a pool as well. If so, then set up a program for swimming, as in the above example I don't mean just wallowing around the pool but set some real goals.
Here a few more to get you thinking hiking, cross country running, triathlons, aerobics, basketball, martial arts, climbing, circuit training, pump classes, there's a myriad of them, focus on doing one for 2 weeks then change, body weight workouts, resistance training.
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I hope that's got you thinking, there are literally hundreds of fitness options available out there, some cost money and others are free. Follow what's right for you and your budget and leave the excuses behind.
If you are on a small budget it has been proven that buying a pedometer will increase the walking you do, just by carrying one around you can see an immediate increase in your daily step count. Here's a link to a selection of pedometers.
The moral of this story is don't let boredom get the better of you, they say variety is the spice of life. Go get em..