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It can be easy to set exercise goals each year but even the best-intended plans can start to unravel in a matter of weeks. You may find once you get started that you are constantly looking for ways to improve your workouts. This is great and you should ensure that your exercise routine is not repetitive or boring. This will keep your motivation going.

There are many different forms and ways to exercise. When you make exercise fun, you can exercise for 10 minutes or a few hours. Once you’re enjoying yourself, you will find it easier to keep committed to regularly working out. 

Exercise With A Friend

Sometimes the hardest battle to overcome is finding the motivation. You should be able to turn it up and avoid making excuses to avoid exercise. By finding a gym buddy or workout buddy you have someone to hold you accountable. This person can motivate you on those days when your drive may be lacking. He/she can also serve the purpose to help make the time more enjoyable. 

Try Different Workouts

Exercising doesn’t just mean showing up to the gym. You should avoid repeating the same workout or constantly using the same equipment time after time. To keep your enthusiasm up, try some different forms of exercise or join classes. Trying different exercise programs can allow you to find certain forms of exercise more fun and enjoyable than others. Look into classes or online programs such as yoga, dance, spinning, kickboxing, or Kung Fu. You will be able to get fit, meet new friends, and have fun all at the same time. 

Turn Up Volume

There is nothing fun about being surrounded by silence. Having music on and playing can help you to exercise harder. It can also make the time pass quicker. Plus, you have more joy. You will find that you can listen to premade playlists. If you can spare the time to make your own playlist with all of your favorite tracks even better. Having fast-tempo music can encourage you to move your body at the same pace. This helps you burn more calories. It can even distract you from the exercise itself or sore muscles whilst you are singing or bopping along. 

Get Outside

Being inside and working out isn’t for everyone. So don’t let that hold you back and make exercising unenjoyable. There are many ways that you will be able to exercise whilst outside depending on your fitness levels. You could find local beauty spots as you take a walk or jog, enjoy a cycle ride, go to the beach and do some surfing, visit a lake and try paddleboarding or visit the local outdoor pool. 

Revisit Your Childhood

Without realizing it, you participated in many forms of exercise as a child. You did so when you played with skipping ropes for hours or jump on a trampoline. By starting back on these previous pastimes you will be able to get your heart racing whilst having fun and taking a trip down memory lane. 

Exercise doesn’t have to be a dreadful endeavor. You can make exercise fun. You can enjoy yourself with the suggestions above, burn more calories, and achieve that fit healthy body you deserve.

To a Fitter Healthier You,

Adriana Albritton

The Fitness Wellness Mentor

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