Here's the problem...people don't workout because they don't enjoy it.
Last night I looked in the mirror as I was getting ready for bed. My muscles super fatigued from my recent leg workout, and I thought..."You know, I REALLY ENJOY working out."
I'm not sure when this concept switched for me. When working out became fun and something I desire/crave versus something I have to or need to do to lose weight or stay fit. But I'm so thankful it did. I looked forward to working out and getting active. I look forward to sweating, moving, and stretching!
How can you get to that place of ENJOYMENT?
Here's 3 Tips to Make Working Out Something You Enjoy:
1) Make it something you can do!
-If working out is not something you do often, don't make the hardest class at the gym the one you go to to try and get back into the swing of things. When you try something too hard, where you feel like you aren't getting any of the moves or able to make progress, it will more than likely discourage you from continuing.
Find something that challenges you, but doesn't make you feel like a total failure! Little victories spike your enjoyment and create a desire to keep trying and keep getting better.
2) Make sure the workout you choose isn't too long, but fits your time schedule
-If you only have 30minutes, don't try to fit in an hour workout. If it's longer than you have time for, you won't stick to it. Other things will take priority. Decide how long each day you have to commit to working out, and find a workout that fits that amount of time! THEN GET IT DONE!
3) Make it something FUN!
-So as you all know I am 2.5 months postpartum. I've recently done two things to make working out something that is fun and desirable for me. Because even though I enjoy it, when you are just getting back into it, it can most definitely still be difficult to be motivated. First, I have started doing a workout with my husband! This is so fun to me! I love to workout with him and us be challenged together! So it makes me more motivated to do and stick to the workout! Secondly, for a little cardio, this week I started the new Beachbody Country Heat Workout! It's amazing! It's country dancing. Great music, fun moves, plus lots of sweat! I've loved it and the fun of it has definitely kept me coming back each day! Let me know if you want to try out this workout!
And if none of those ideas are working for you! Here's a BONUS idea!
BONUS: INVOLVE CUTE WORKOUT CLOTHES!
1) Either buy cute workout clothes that you allow yourself ONLY to wear when you workout!
2) Or Set a goal for yourself and when you achieve it....go buy a new workout outfit!
Here's a super easy way to get started!
Get involved with the Prana & Organic Valley #WeirdWorkout Challenge!
Post a photo of the new fun workout that you've chosen to do, and tag Prana & Organic Valley using the hashtags in the photo, and you could WIN some amazing workout clothes from Prana! (one of my favorite brands!)
It makes it so fun that getting weird is the base of the partnership between Organic Valley and prAna for their Weird Workout contest! It is running from August 15 – 31, 2016! Ten awesome winners will get $300 in credit to use on prAna.com, a two-month supply of Organic Fuel and free swag! You have 6 chances to win! ENTER HERE!
That's an amazing chance to not only find something fun and weird to do as a workout, but also to hit up my bonus tip and get you some new workout clothes by winning $300 to Prana!
If you just can't wait to see if you are a winner or not, go ahead and go shopping at Prana and use this 15% OFF code: PFS16BSBS
Then get your #WeirdWorkout on and start making sweating something you can ENJOY!