Do you find it hard to stick to an exercise program? Do you dread heading to the gym or a class? If so, you might need to reconsider your physical activities.
Being physically fit isn’t just all about pumping iron or running. Don’t get me wrong, strength training and cardio workouts have definite benefits and I encourage you to make them part of your routine. However, if you dread doing both of them how long will you sustain the willpower to keep up with your commitment?
Ever thought about taking a dance class? What about learning a form of martial arts? Or do you enjoy a particular sport? Many recreational centers and universities offer classes and even sport leagues for you to join. This is not only a great way to get active, but also opens opportunities for you to make friendships with people outside of your normal circle.
Let’s face it, we all make time for the things we enjoy and find excuses to avoid the things we don’t.
Take a couple days a week and do the things you enjoy, then fill in the other days with strength and cardio enhancing exercises. I think you’ll find a new appreciation for physical activity and learn to not dread the other typical exercise routines so much.