If you're anything like me, doing the same workouts over and over again gets old... FAST. If you want to keep exercise exciting so it can continue (or start!) to be a part of your life, read on girlfriend!
STEP 1: FIGURE OUT YOUR PREFERENCES Do you do best most of the time with: A. doing the same few workouts each week B. doing different workouts every day of each week C. following a set plan D. finding Instagram workouts E. group classes FTW! STEP 2: HOW TO KEEP IT EXCITING! I keep it exciting by joining class pass - I try to take one group class per week that takes me out of my comfort zone and kicks my butt! The accountability of being in a class is unparalleled.
If you voted: A, B or C: Take a group class to push you! Try a fun spin class or a weight lifting class. If you prefer to be at home, try an Instagram or youtube workout that's going to push you outside of your comfort zone! D and E: Get a plan! There are some plans I love to follow (my fave is from Lauren Gleisberg, there are some 30 day plans up to 8 week plans that you can use to mix things up and stick to a schedule! You can find them here and here) E (again): try a new class! If you're stuck in the same few classes get out of your comfort zone and do something that will push you! BEST PRACTICES FOR ENJOYING YOUR PLAN 1. MAKE IT FUN! Find a great playlist, wear a workout outfit that makes you feel confident and put together, clear the clutter of your space if you're at home or get a new yoga mat for group classes. 2. On days you don't want to exercise, choose gratitude for the fact you are healthy, uninjured and able to exercise. I know it sounds cheesy, but gratitude will kick any attitude to the curb. 3. Listen to your body! Sometimes you just need a walk with your S/O or dog, or a good yoga session instead of an intense leg day. Listening to your body is going to keep you going much longer than pushing yourself to the limits all the time! 4. Put it on your calendar or to-do list for the day. 5. PLAN AHEAD. If you fly by the seat of your pants all the time and expect to get in a workout "when you get time" you'll likely never have the time (speaking from experience, hollaaa). When you get up, or the night before, think ahead to what's coming your way that day. If you tend to have very unpredictable evenings, make it a point to get up 15-45 minutes earlier and get in a good sweat when you know for sure you'll have the time! Let me know what else you're doing to enjoy your workouts! xo, Corin Groustra