Resolving to get fit is one thing, but actually doing it is another thing — especially if you’re growing bored with the same old workout routines. When the excitement that you felt on New Year’s Day starts to fade, your workouts can begin to fall by the wayside. If so, this is my advice: Get back to the groove exercise by trying something new and special! Here are ten fun ways to make exercise enjoyable and shake this workout routine up again.
- Do “mini-workouts” for commercial break.
“Want to watch tv rather than work out? Do both! Get to the nearest gym. Designate one member of your family as the “coach” each night. During each business break, call that person exercises — for example, squats, jumping jacks, and lunges — for everyone to perform during the break. Watch TV for two hours and you’re going to get about half an hour of workout.
- Download the Applications for Fitness.
These allow you to work out whenever you want, and you can tailor your workouts to suit your needs. Sworkit, PEAR, CycleCast and PocketYoga are common, and one of my friends also recommends AllTrails and 7 Minute Workout. Apps let you change your workouts constantly, so there’s something fresh every day.
- Deal Out
Anything you’re in — yoga, weightlifting, Pilates, you name it — there’s definitely a product that fits your needs. Only put on your favorite music, shuffle the cards and each time create a new workout. Wanting to spend money? You may use standard play-cards to make your own exercise deck.
- Get back to fundamentals.
Get back to fundamental exercises too. Take out the belief that the fundamentals are just for kids; they’re fun for grown-ups too! Load with toys like these in your family room and backyard and you’ll be shocked at how much exercise you’re only having fun. — The end of a workout routine may be fatigue, so don’t slip into a rut. Alternatively, choose one of these things each time you find your interest flagging, or think of other innovative ways of traveling. You’ll have plenty of fun when you try every new thing — and it’ll be easy all year long to stick to your New Year’s Day fitness resolution!