Are You In a Workout Rut? Here’s 3 Tips to Get Out
I hopped on Facebook Live on Saturday to talk about how to get out of a workout rut. I think we all struggle with this from time to time. You lose interest, you get burned out and then when you want to get back into it you don’t know how. I’ve had this happen a few times! It’s totally natural. Here are my 3 Tips for getting out of a workout rut:
1. Start Slow
I know we all have grand visions of hitting the ground running, but sometimes, we’re just not mentally prepared for that. More power to you if you can go from not working out to training for a marathon, but I want to instill in you that small changes can yield big results. Set aside 30 minutes a day for physical activity. You don’t need to work yourself to death. Build upon your activity each week. Slow and steady wins the race.
2. Pick Something That Doesn’t Feel Like Work
I’ve been taking pole dancing classes for the last two months. I go about 4-5 times a week. It has not once felt like work or a chore… THAT’S THE POINT. Your physical activity can be fun and it should be. Want to know something else that doesn’t feel like a chore? A walk through nature. Walking for at least 30 minutes a day puts you in the fat burning zone. So, maybe take a dance class or join a kickball league! Whatever gets you moving in a fun way is how you’ll stick with it.
3. Revamp Your Workout Playlist
Maybe you haven’t fallen out of love with running, maybe you’ve just fallen out of love with listening to the same songs over and over again while you do it. Keep your playlist fresh by swapping songs out each week. I also like to keep different playlists for different activities. My pole dancing playlist is much different than my spin cycle playlist.
Want to hear me get a little more in depth about these tips
AND see some video of me Pole Dancing? Check out this video!