Finding your soulmate workout is what trainer Chalene Johnson has talked about in her own lectures and writings. Basically the idea is this: find a way of being physically active which YOU enjoy. Not everyone is cut out to be a runner, a yoga enthusiast, a dancer, a cyclist…you get the picture. Some forms of physical activity you will enjoy more than others.
My advice is to experiment with different cardio and resistance training workouts until you find one which you really get a lot out of and will look forward to doing. Don’t get me wrong; some days you will want to workout more or less than others.
Everyone has their “off” days. Tip of the day: make your “off” days as seldom as possible and trick yourself into doing the workout anyway. My personal strategy is this: I tell myself I’ll do the “first five minutes”. I have never, ever not done the full workout after getting into it for the first five minutes.
Sometimes however, no matter how much of a “high” you get once the workout’s complete, it’s just not your cup of tea. Try different ones. Find out what sorts of physical activity YOU enjoy. Is it running? Dancing? Kickboxing or other forms of martial arts based workouts? Competitive sports?
Whatever it is, find your bliss! And keep doing it!
My personal favorite is Les Mills Combat, close runners-up being Turbo Fire, running, and dancing. I’ve also just started doing Les Mills Pump in addition to Combat for more resistance training. I love love Les Mills Combat! I am on my third round of the program and I can’t get enough of it.
Workouts may be work, but they don’t have to be a chore! If you’re looking for tips, suggestions, and ideas on what sort of fitness program to do based on your interests and your fitness goals, please contact me and I’ll do my best to help you out!