Do you do the same workout everyday? Some people can do that and enjoy it. Others get bored and simply give up. If you tend towards the latter, here a 5 ways to get motivated again.
1. Make a small change
If you always use machines, try a free weight workout. If you have never taken a group exercise class, find one that looks appealing and give it a try. A small change may be just what you need to get out of a rut.
2. Workout with a friend
Working out with a friend is a great way to stick with a fitness program - your more likely to show up if someone is expecting you to be there. Also, the social element will likely keep you from getting disinterested in the routine.
3. Set a Goal
Many people workout just to stay healthy which is great. However, setting a specific goal can help you stay motivated. Losing 10lbs, running a 10K, or completing a bike race are all examples of goals that can help you stay committed.
4. Try some new fitness toys
Try incorporating bands, medicine balls, or kettlebells into your routine. I can tell you personal trainers love fitness toys. Just one session with a personal trainer can give you plenty of new gadgets to incorporate into your workout.
5. Take a few days off
If you exercise nearly everyday, sometimes a little break is all your mind and body needs to feel fresh again.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Source: Battling Boredom (www.acefitness.org)