6 Tips to Enjoy Exercise When You Feel Like Giving Up (Again)
By: Ana Margarita Olar| Vigorbuddy.com
Many of us want to stay in shape but just don’t have the time to do something about it. Or so we thought. Not having enough time is very different than not having enough drive to exercise. In most cases, it is always the latter.
Here are some tips to enjoy exercise when you don’t feel like doing it again.
HAVE AN EXERCISE BUDDY
Nothing is more fun than getting in shape with a friend. You have something to push you or to push to when one of you wants to give up. Choose someone who is also conscious of their health. This way you can socialize and enjoy exercise at the same time.
MAKE IT A HABIT
A habit takes a time to develop, but once it’s there, you’ll have a hard time getting away with it. Don’t think too much about it. Avoid compromise. Just do it on a regular basis. You can schedule a variety of exercise so that you’ll not get bored and enjoy it more.
ENJOY THE POST EXERCISE VIGOR
What do you feel after an intense workout? Think about the sweat and burned calories. What are your outcomes at work when you exercise? Do you feel relieved from stress after your work out? Once you feel like you don’t want to exercise, think about the after effects of exercise. Once you taste the vigor after an exercise, you will want to achieve it again and again.
TUNE YOUR CHALLENGE LEVEL
There are two ways will change your mind about exercise. One is that it is too much routine and boring. And two, it is too hard that you ended up feeling like beaten rather than feeling refreshed. If your weight of your shape causes your stress, then don’t make it as your goal. Put fitness first. Your goal should be physical and mental health before you go for losing weight or achieving that curvy shape.
TRY A LITTLE DISTRACTION
Doing routines such as squats or sit ups can be boring. Spice it up a bit by adding some music. Or, you can try watching TV while doing the exercise. In this way, your mind will not be too focused and bored. You’ll have some deviation and enjoy it more.
HAVE AN EXERCISE SALAD
Yes! You can experiment with the routine. You can go from high-intensity exercises to core and strength training. You can have a “rest day” where you can go out of your routine and try some jogging, dancing or swimming. At other days you can also try stretching or yoga.
Finally, you have to set your focus every day. Just exercise, no more ifs and no more buts.