These days, fitness is easier than ever. From hitting the gym to take advantage of the latest fitness equipment to doing yoga videos on YouTube and everything in between, there is a workout out there for everyone, and this is to our advantage. When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, it’s essential to find a workout that works for you. You want your workout to be something you look forward to, or at the very least, something that doesn’t feel like a chore. For many people, exercise feels like a punishment—you ate that cupcake earlier, so now you HAVE to work out. This feeling is all the worse when you are doing a workout that is tedious to you. While it can sometimes be a challenge to find something that you truly find fun AND gives you a good workout, it is a worthwhile endeavor. In this blog, we will go over the primary reasons why it is so important to love your regular workout.
When you first started to get fit, you probably had no problem getting to the gym. It didn’t matter what type of exercise you did or fitness equipment you used, you were so strongly motivated by your goal, you had no trouble working it into your schedule. You may have even adopted a certain workout routine that isn’t really what you love to do, but is in line with your goals in particular (for example, an intense leg workout if your goal is to slim your gams down). However, it is less important to do the types of exercise you SHOULD do, and more important to do types of exercise you actually WANT to do. The more you hate a workout, the less and less you will do it. If you hate a workout now, imagine how you will feel after doing it for another month (if you even make it that long)! The most important factor that contributes to successfully reaching your fitness goals is consistency. If you can’t workout consistently, you will not see the results you are after. In contrast, when you are doing something that you truly love to do, you are able to keep going back again and again. You don’t have to just pencil it into your schedule and feel relief when you get an excuse out of it; you are actually excited to go, and you are prepared to make it a priority on a regular basis.
Being invested in your workout because you love it not only keeps you going consistently; it can also protect you from injury. When you aren’t super into your workout, it is more difficult to focus on it because you spend a lot of mental energy thinking about how you hate what you are doing and you wish it was over. Chances are, you will neglect your technique and form, a particularly risky problem when you are lifting. If you aren’t fully attentive to what you are doing, you could end up seriously injured. In contrast, when you love your workout, you invest more of your time and concentration in ensuring that you are doing it properly.
When it comes to working out, most people focus on the physical gains, but there is a lot to be said about the mental gains that come with exercise. While you might shed more weight from doing one exercise, if you absolutely hate it, you are not reaping the mental benefits of exercise. Finishing a workout you love makes you feel more satisfied, as serotonin and dopamine (the “happy hormones”) are released in our brains. These chemicals ensure that we keep wanting to go back to a workout again and again. If you hate your workout, you aren’t getting the most important mental gains of exercise.
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