Enjoy The Process
If you find yourself bored with your exercise routine, it’s probably become too static. Incorporate new sports and activities to spice it up. Some people will even enjoy the approach dubbed “Primal Play” in which re-purposed childhood games are paired with functional movements. The key is to live in the moment and stop watching the clock. If you are not into sports, join an exercise group, like step aerobics or Zumba.
Know Your Personality
Some people prefer to exercise alone with a long walk or bike ride. Others can't get motivated to exercise unless they’re surrounded by others. Figure out which type of environment works best for you and stick to it. Do not resort to the most easily accessible activity. Find a sport or means of exercising that matches your style. If you are highly competitive, racquetball might appeal to you. If you are more laid back, a brisk walk might be best.
Establish A Diversity Of Activities
If you find a sport or activity that matches your personality and tastes, do not stop there. Keep searching for additional activities that you can enjoy as you’ll eventually grow tired of the same sport/exercise after you repeat it hundreds of times. Your body needs a diversity of exercises for a comprehensive workout. Bodies eventually fall into a lull if exercise habits remain the same. Strive to introduce new activities to keep your mind and body stimulated.
Spend some time thinking about what really motivates you to exercise. Some people only exercise to maintain their physical appearance. Others exercise for health reasons. Another segment of people engages in physical activity because they love a particular sport. The trick is to find a sport or activity that you are naturally inclined to participate in. If you find an exercise that you determine to be “fun,” you will be less inclined to go overboard with sugars, fats and salty foods afterward.
You can find a myriad of exercise equipment and activities at the Downtown Athletic Club. We have personal training, group fitness classes and all sorts of cardio/weight machines. We invite all residents in the greater Amarillo area to visit us to learn more.