This last month, Nic and I have been trying our hardest to get back into a workout routine that we liked. We would go running, jogging, walking… you name it. Recently, we’ve started changing up our routine, and it’s helped us to have more fun with our workouts. Because, let’s be honest, nobody likes a boring and drawn out workout. If you’re looking for some tips and guidance to make your workouts more fun, keep reading! Even if you’re not, keep reading. 😉
1. Do what you like
It is the WORST to do something you don’t like when you’re working out, it just makes the whole thing so much worse. If you really don’t like running and it’s miserable for you, don’t do it! Find something else. If you like to golf, walk the course instead of renting a cart – get creative! If you can’t find something you like, keep searching! I swear, you will find something.
2. Find a workout buddy
You by no means need a workout buddy, but it helps when you have someone else to hold you accountable for working out and someone else to encourage you along the way. There are been times when Nic and I both feel exhausted, but we keep pushing each other to finish that run or just to get a little further. There have even been times where I have looked hilarious doing jumping jacks, and it’s been fun to have someone next to me to laugh about it with. If you don’t have a workout buddy, then write down a list of what you want to get done and hold yourself to it!
3. Change it up
Don’t keep doing the same thing over and over and over again – it will get boring. Change it up! If you’ve been doing workout videos for awhile, take jog outside! If you’ve been running, try a workout video or sign up for a yoga class. If you’re not sure what you want to do, take a walk in the park. As long as you are changing up your workouts, you won’t get bored. As hard as it can be sometimes – have some fun!
4. Figure out a routine
You don’t need to make a routine and stick to it all the time, but you should figure some kind of routine you want to follow. For example, Nic and I were working out in the mornings for awhile, but lately, the evenings have become a better time for us. As simple as it sounds, figuring out that our workouts were going to be in the evening helped keep us on track with our workouts. Figuring out your routine can be as simple as figuring out what time of day you want to workout, or it can be as detailed as writing out what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is no wrong or right!
5. Make a playlist
Get those jams going! I can’t be the only one who loves some good tunes. Throwbacks, Britney Spears, some oldies… create a playlist with your favorite music! If you’re working out with buddy, make a combined playlist on Spotify and each add your favorite songs to it. It will keep you moving and who knows, you may even bust out some dance moves along the way (I highly encourage the dancing part). If you all would like some workout music recommendations, comment below and I will absolutely dedicate a whole blog to that! I’ve got some golden songs that will put you in the ZONE (not the danger zone).
Also, if you’re looking to run a half marathon (which I also highly recommend) check out my blog on training for a half marathon. Or, if you’re looking for ideas for running, check out these 5 running essentials I use all the time!
That’s it for today. I hope you all have some fun doing your next workout.
Talk to you soon!