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Fitness workout routine tips
Fitness workout routine is boring! It’s easy to talk yourself out of exercising.
Even when you have the best intentions to work out, excuses are so easy to find — “I’m too tired,” or “I’m busy,” or “The weather is bad.”
“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” ~ Mike Murdock
The right attitude and a few tricks can keep your fitness routine on track.
1-Try to get a workout partner
Gym partners give you a real boost. Partners not only help with the motivational aspect, but they can help in getting you better results.
They push you a little harder than you’d normally push yourself and make sure you actually go to the gym even when you feel like going home.
2- Do it for yourself
Studies show that people who are externally motivated that is, they hit the gym to look good at your class don’t stick with it. Those who are internally motivated meaning they exercise because they love it .
3- Set a realistic goal
In order to stay inspired, you want to feel like you’re getting results, so keep your objectives practical.
4- Take baby steps
Take it easy as you get started. Maybe you only run a quarter of a mile your first week. When that becomes easy, you can make it more challenging.
5- Turn Your Workout into a Game
Go play! Structuring your workouts to resemble games can make them more fun, intense, and easier to stick with, suggests new research from Denmark.
Just thinking about something—work, exercise, chores—as a game is often enough to “flip a switch” in your head that pumps up your enthusiasm and enjoyment, says study coauthor Andreas Lieberoth, Ph.D., of Aarhus University.
6- Mix it up
Do different types of workouts to keep things interesting and to exercise different muscle groups.
If the hop on the stair climber for some cardio is usually your thing, elliptical machine instead :D. Also, switch between machines and free weights when you strength-train.
You don’t have to reinvent your entire routine every week, but you do want to shift it around a little.
7- Keep setting goals
Push yourself by committing to something new, whether a 5K or charity bikes ride. Knowing you have something to work toward will encourage you to lace up your sneakers!
8- Get Motivated