The Holy Grail of exercise is undoubtedly fitness with fun. Let’s face it, if your fitness routine isn’t fun, you won’t last – period. So find ways to have fun while you’re exercising and you’re well on the way to the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Find the ‘why’
- Join a gym class
- Pick up a new sport
- Have an active holiday
- Be committed
Really, if you want to have any hope of sticking to your fitness routine, you need to figure out why you’re dead keen to get your heart pumping and your body to experience the challenges of getting fit. The ‘why’ is the only thing that will motivate you when the going gets tough so be specific and remind yourself often.
Check out the local gym and join a class so you can exercise with others who have similar goals. Who knows, you might even make new friends and start looking forward to going through your routine. Fitness friends are also great for keeping you accountable.
Maybe you’re the type who likes to play sport so why not try a new one? How about incorporating bushwalking, cycling or kayaking into your next holiday so you get fit while exploring some of the many breathtaking destinations Australia has on offer?
Last but not least, be committed. As they say, it takes six weeks to form a new habit so stick to it and reap the rewards