Simple Ways to Make Working Out Enjoyable
Discipline in working out is necessary to attain the desired results. Discipline in this context means strictly adhering to the set workout schedule and doing the exercises as required. Continuous workouts can get boring though. At times, I get bored with repeating the same exercises over time. To be able to enjoy my workout sessions, I had to break the monotonous program. Whilst some people will achieve this by getting different equipment from Hire Fitness or the like, I came up with interesting ways to make the workouts fun and productive. This has helped me to keep working out consistently for nine years. Some of the tricks I have adopted over time include:
Incorporating Music into Workout Sessions
Listening to music sets a great mood for workouts. When my workouts began to feel boring, I set up a good music system in my home gym. I enjoy listening to music. I knew it would cheer me up during the sessions. When I engage in outdoor exercises, I use headphones that provide entertainment while still keeping fit. Some of my best workout tracks include ‘I Don’t Care’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘My Oh My’ by Camila Cabello, and ‘Raising Hell’ by Kesha.
Engaging in Dance Sessions
For me, listening to music is coupled with dance. Dance is a good form of cardio exercise that helps increase the heart rate. In my workout routine, I have to fix a day or two each week for dancing. During a dance workout, I choose an interesting playlist with lively songs to make the dance session active. It is good to break workout routines with frequent dance sessions. That said, I engage in such dances with deliberate intention to exercise. Sometimes I use weights during dance routines or exert my body weight on the specific parts I intend to work.
Workout in Groups
Exercising at a personal level throughout gets boring in the long run. I have a group of buddies who love working out. To end the boredom during workouts, I invite them for sessions frequently. While exercising, I engage them in stories to keep us lively. Alternatively, I attend a public gym that is likely to be active because of the numbers. Being with other fitness lovers helps me to learn new things and trends that make the sessions enjoyable.
Doing Outdoor Activities
There are many outdoor activities for fitness lovers. These include hiking, rock climbing, and running games. Being a member of a fitness support team has made my workout experiences enjoyable. I engage them in making fun workout plans for weekends. This helps to break the daily routine of exercising individually in the gym. Events that make up the outdoor activities include hikes, walks, and running competitions. In competitions, I introduced prizes for the winners to make them even more exciting.
Take Part in Favorite Sports
Sports are very effective for body fitness. To enjoy working out, one should take part in their favorite sports either for fun or competitively. Personally, cycling and swimming are my best sporting activities. Whenever I hear of a swimming or bicycle riding event, I’m among the first people to register. I frequently participate in these events to have a break from regular schedules. Winning these competitions is not my main goal. In case it happens, it is a plus.
Doing Drills I Love
In fitness training, I rarely do drills that make me uncomfortable. Unless, of course, they are crucial. Engaging in such workouts will be boring, thus, not enjoying the activity. Some of the things I enjoy doing in the gym are walking and running on the treadmill, riding stationary bikes, and doing planks. I rarely lift weights because that workout doesn’t fascinate me. I don’t take up a drill simply because everyone else is doing it. Doing drills of my choice makes the sessions enjoyable.
Mix Things Up
While in the gym, take a variety of exercises. Do not engage in the same training for very long periods. Switching things up in the gym makes the sessions pleasurable for me. For example, in a one-hour session, I dedicate ten minutes for planks and thirty for riding the stationary bike.