How to Make Your Fitness Journey More Fun
By Genevieve Cunningham
Working toward better fitness is hard. It takes sweat and work and time. Unless you're truly dedicated, the work often outweighs the immediate benefits, which is why so many people give up before they see lasting results. If you want to find success, it might be a much better idea to have a little fun with the process. If you need to add some spice to your workout, take a look at these three ways to make it more fun for longer lasting success.
Find Some Friends
Everything is more fun when friends are involved. Invite friends with you to the gym. Take some friends to your aerobics or yoga class. Get a walking buddy to keep you moving. Friends bring support and accountability -- but also just laughter and good times. And if we look forward to those fun experiences with our friends instead of focusing on the workout, the entire thing is easier and far more enjoyable.
Buy the Gear
Sometimes the gear makes the process more fun. It helps us feel the part. It makes us feel obligated to continue since we already spent money. If you're OK with spending a little, get a Fitbit or a watch that helps keep track of your heart rate and workouts. Get wireless earbuds so you can listen to your favorite music. Get the shoes and the yoga pants and the headbands. If you're going to commit, go all in so that you really feel like you belong.
Attend Some Events
Events can bring a little excitement into your routine. If you're into jogging, choose a 5K to train for. If you're into yoga, choose a big event to attend in the future. Whatever you're into, find an event where you can meet new people and stay involved. This gives you a personal goal, and it also offers you opportunities to grow in your workout of choice. Plus, events are fun! Find some events to look forward to, and the process of getting fit is easier.
Don't make your fitness journey exhausting and dreadful. Don't take the challenge so seriously that you can't enjoy yourself. Keep it light and fun! Use these tips to make your fitness journey more fun, and you'll see results in both body and mind in no time at all.
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