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Signs You're Not Taking Your Workout Seriously Enough

By Genevieve Cunningham

We all know that working out is important. And many of us make sure to keep it as a part of our routine. We religiously hit the gym at least four times a week. And yet, nothing seems to be happening. What gives? If this sounds like your situation, it may not be the frequency that you hit the gym, but rather the intensity. Take a look at these signs that you’re not taking your workout seriously enough to improve your health.

You Think It Was “Good Enough”

If you ever have the notion that your workout was “good enough,” or more importantly, if you often have this notion, it’s possible that you’re not taking your workout seriously enough. Maybe you go halfway down in your squat and think … eh, that works. It’s not going to work! When it comes to exercise, changing your body will require much more than “good enough.” Focus on proper form and doing every single set. Only then will you see the results that you’ve been working toward.

You Never Get Out of Breath

You don’t have to be out of breath the entire workout. In fact, that probably wouldn’t be healthy either. But you should get at least a little out of breath at some point. If you’re not, there’s a good chance that you’re not working out hard enough. Your body needs the challenge in order to change. It needs to be taxed beyond what is normal. If this isn’t happening, increase the intensity of your workout to feel out of breath and push yourself a little harder.

You Never Add Variety

Are you doing the exact same workout over and over again? Or perhaps the same series of workouts over and over? If this is you, there’s a possibility that you’ve gotten a little too comfortable. Variety is good for both the body and mind. Without it, you might not push yourself to new fitness levels and your body will stop responding. If your workout has become predictable and boring, try changing it up and see what happens.

If you’ve gotten a bit too comfortable with your routine, make some adjustments. With some very minor changes, you may be able to improve your workout as well as your health. Don’t make it torture, but take your workout seriously and you’ll experience healthy side effects for the rest of your life.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.

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