Sometimes our with our exercise schedules, we can get so focused on the goals we are working towards. Whether it’s losing weight, toning up, or increasing our PB, we forget to actually have fun while we are exercising because we are so focused on the outcome. But moving our bodies should be fun, as that is just what they were designed to do! So read on for some tips on how to enjoy your workouts more.
Don’t set unrealistic goals
The first thing that you have to do to enjoy your workouts more is to not set unrealistic goals. If you are always pushing yourself beyond your limits, it is a great strain on your body and your mind and can leave you exhausted and drained.
Instead, work to smaller realistic, achievable goals. That give you a sense of satisfaction when you achieve them, but don’t become the be all and end all of your workouts. In this way, you will help build your own confidence and keep yourself coming back for more.
Change it up
Something else that you can do to make your workouts more fun is to change up what you are doing. I don’t just mean using a different machine at the gym or wearing a different headband though.
Instead, challenge yourself in a new way and do something totally different. If you’re a runner, try one of the many dance classes available in your town. Or if you are a weight lifter, why not try aqua aerobics instead?
As they say, change can be a god as a rest, and it can really help you appreciate your regular exercise routine, as well as experience fun by doing something else.
Music is something that can really help people enjoy their workouts a lot more. It’s because music is so emotive, and can have an effect on our moods. For example, it can make us happy when we feel down. Or help to motivate us when we are tired.
So have your favorite music on while you workout, and it is bound to increase your enjoyment of whatever activity you are doing.
Take it outside
Sometimes a change of scene is what you need to enjoy what you are doing, a little more. So why not take your workout outside? Yoga done on the beach, or in a beautiful garden is fantastic.
As is running outside in the breeze seeing all the landscape go by. Instead of being stuck in a stuffy gym with strangers.
Let go of perfectionism
Lastly, a sure fire way to enjoy your workouts more is to let go of that voice inside you that demands perfection. Contrary to what that voice says you don’t have to be perfect.
You don’t have a look the best in your workout clothes or be the fastest runner in your club. You do have to achieve a certain time, or life a certain weight.
It’s enough that you turned up and you are doing something. After all, you’re lapping everyone that is sitting on the couch right now!