What to do if You're Bored of Workouts and Lacking Motivation to Train

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Are you lacking the motivation to do your workout? Are you bored with your current fitness program? Are you tired of doing the same exercises? In this video, I share strategies for overcoming boredom when it comes to your fitness plan. Learn how to discover the joy of working out and having fun exercising again :)

Are you bored of your workout.? That’s actually a good thing. I’ll explain why and give you tips for finding joy in your workouts again.

The reason your boredom and discontent for your current workout is a good thing is that we humans benefit from and thrive when our activities are diverse. It challenges our minds in different ways as well as our bodies. Just doing one type of activity i.e. only running or only the same exact type of strength training or strength program let’s say, might eventually cause you to lack the enthusiasm you once had. 

if you are lacking enthusiasm here is my advice.

1) Switch it up

Find something that makes you excited to train again. 

If you're in the middle of a program, pause it and switch it up and then revisit it pick up where you left off if you want, if not, then don't. You are not a failure if you don't complete a program or a challenge.

The more important thing to do is to keep up the activity. 

If that means doing a month-long yoga so be it. If it means going for walks and just that, so be it. If it means trying out a new trainer, so be it.

The best way to get out of a fitness rut is to make it new and exciting again.

The dance workouts always appeal to me. 

(2) Ask Yourself Why?

Step back and ask yourself why you might be feeling this way?
Is it too challenging? Not challenging enough? Are you in a rough place emotionally? Are you absolutely exhausted? Have you been overtraining?

(3) Figure out what motivates you to train
Figure out why you train? In my experience, training for longevity puts less pressure on me than training for aesthetics. 

When I am training for longevity, I think of the bigger picture and the emphasis is on being mobile, feeling strong, and having energy.

Personally, training for aesthetics causes me to make unhealthy choices like overtrain and undereat and for me, it's not what motivates me. However, if that's what motivates you, then power to you, you do you!

For longevity purposes, it's much more important to work out regularly, than it is to go at MAX capacity each session. 

It's better to do something you enjoy - any type of movement that gets you to smile - because it's easier to be consistent that way.

(4) Diversify 

Similar to other things in life, nutrition finance, diversifying is a positive thing. Same with workouts. Do different types of training. Do your strength, cardio, liss, HIIT, agility, calisthenics, mobility, and yoga. Do it all. Why not. It’s good for your brain and your body. 

In Summary:

We talked about the importance of doing an array of different types of training and different types of programs. And I shared four ways that will get you excited about your workouts again and keep you motivated for a long time to come. Fitness is a lifelong journey. It’s not about fitting into your skinny jeans by next month or about getting bikinibod ready. That comes in time, but making a long happy life the focus will take the stress off of trying to get quick results. Real results take time and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. We’re in it for the long haul so we might as well enjoy the types of workouts we’re doing so we can stick with them for life. 

Keep on crushing it and I’ll see you in my next video.

Ciao for now.