A lot of you will be reading this and thinking we must be mad. To some of you working out is so hard. Not only is it physically draining, but mentally also. There’s some of you out there who will have absolutely no will power at all and would rather stay on the sofa. Then there’s you out there that have the willpower, but find exercise just so boring and physically draining. If you feel like this it can only mean that you’re doing things wrong. Exercise isn’t a chore unless you make it one. If you go in there with the right mindset and do the right amount of exercise, you’ll leave feeling amazing. So here’s a few tips on how you can find that perfect balance to finally enjoy exercise.
Find What You Like
Some styles just don’t suit some people. Running for example, some people absolutely hate, whilst others adore. It just depends what suits you, but the main thing you need to do is find something that does actually suit you. Something really easy to start off with is cycling. It is easy enough to do, and isn’t so taxing on your body. It’s a lot easier than running that’s for sure. The only downside is you are going to be a lot more prone to having an accident. Cycling injury claims has spiked in recent years purely due to the fact other people just can’t drive. Yes, you might be at more risk, but if you stick to trails you will be a lot safer. If you don’t feel comfortable being out in the open, gyms have some excellent cycling equipment that will do exactly the same, if not more for you.
Go With Friends
Friends just make everything better, no matter what the situation is. This couldn’t ring more true than with exercise. It is pretty boring when you go on your own, unless you’re someone who really finds music makes a workout better. But knowing you have someone there with you going through just as much as pain as you is oddly reassuring. You might even be able to have a laugh and a joke at the same time! But most importantly they’re going to be really good at motivating you to do better. Sometimes someone telling you not to stop is exactly what you need to keep on going.
These are the best for getting you motivated. They know workouts you’ll never have thought of, and have that motivational power to drive you through a workout. Word of warning however, they are going to push you beyond limits that you would usually reach. You most likely are going to be knackered throughout the whole session. But they’ll know exactly how much your body needs pushing in order to be successful. They might be a tad expensive, but they’ll definitely be worth it.
So there’s a couple of ways in which you can make sure that working out doesn’t have to be a chore. All you need to do now is get off the sofa and get to it!