Workout Routines can get boring if you keep doing the same thing day after day. When that happens, it gets easier and easier to put off doing your daily routine. What about your workout routine, is it really worth your time right now? Is it time to add a little extra intensity to your cardio, a little more fire to your weight training? If your answer is a resounding “maybe,” then keep reading! Here are 7 reasons to kick up your workout routine that you just can’t ignore…
1. You’re Bored
If you’re bored with your workout routine, chances are, you’ll slack off, or worse, stop doing it altogether. Boo! Don’t do it! This would be the perfect time to add something new to kick up your workout routine and get it very, very un-boring!
2. You’ve Hit a Plateau
If you’ve been steadily losing weight but it’s been a month since you’ve dropped a single pound, you may have hit a plateau, and it’s time to kick your workout routine up a notch. Increase the incline or speed on the treadmill or elliptical, or take a new class at the gym. Let’s get off this plateau and start dropping pounds and inches again!
3. You’re Not Sweating!
Girl, if you’re not sweating, you’re not really working out! It’s time to add some intensity to your routine… and get you breathing hard and sweating and sore again!
4. You’re Returning from a Break
If you’ve been away from the gym for a while, then welcome back… and let’s take a closer look at that workout routine! This might be the perfect time to kick up the intensity of your workout, or add something new and challenging… Zumba anyone?
5. You’re Training for Something
There’s a 5k marathon in a few months, and something about it seems to speak to you… why not? Kick up your workout routine a little and start training! This is the ideal time to make a new playlist, fill your water bottle, lace up your trainers, and get going!
6. You’re Curious
If you’re curious about a new piece of equipment or a new class, why not give it a go? Ask for help if you’re not sure how to use a new piece of equipment (to avoid an injury or simply embarrassment) and sign up for that new class!
7. You’re Blocking
I’ve noticed that when I’m blocking something emotionally (stress at work, a bad break-up), I tend to turn up the intensity of my workout routine. Of course, don’t push yourself too hard… but feel free to give your workout a little more intensity, then cry a little in the hot shower after. It’s all good.
It's really important to make sure you keep your workout routine new, invigorating, and challenging. With so many great reasons to kick up your workout routine, there’s no reason to delay! Grab your gym bag and that new workout playlist and hit the gym! I know I’m ready to kick up my workout routine once I’m bored, but what about you, lovie? Which of these reasons speaks to you? Do tell!
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