Have you fallen behind on your New Year’s resolution to lose weight or get fit? Whether you have reached a plateau with your progress or have simply lost interest in going to the gym, springtime may present great opportunities to clean up your fitness routine for better results.
Take your workout outdoors
With the beautiful scenery of spring in bloom and weather that is ideal for a workout, there is no reason to confine your workout to the gym. Try taking a run, going on a hike, or doing yoga in the park to reignite your passion for exercise when the weather is right.
Invest in the right gear
Many people make the mistake of wearing the wrong clothing and footwear for their workouts, and this can lead to discomfort or injuries that could diminish your motivation to get moving. When you do your research and purchase the right apparel, you might have a new outlook that can improve your workout. Plus, you could feel more obligated to keep exercising if you have made a bigger financial investment in your gear.
It’s easy to get distracted while you work out and forget to track your progress. Going into your workout with a plan—whether you go to the gym, take a run outdoors, or take fitness classes—will let you stay on the right track and reduce time wasted with ineffective workouts.
Mix up your workouts
If you have been getting bored with your exercise routine, it is likely that your muscles will be bored with your routine too. When you focus only on one type of exercise, you may not have any forward progress. You need to mix up your workouts to see continuing results, so don’t hesitate to try new things. Scheduling a session with a personal trainer might give you some ideas and customized advice to help you keep your workout exciting.
With these tips, you can keep your workout engaging and make the most of the time you invest in exercise.