Many people feel as though working out is an essential practice of their lives, but this is generally only understood via education and experience. After all, going for a run, working out with weights, or performing yoga incrementally isn’t very easy and obvious to do, and many people dislike the feeling of working out initially until they begin to enjoy it.
For this reason, the natural ‘default’ in our modern, relatively food-abundant societies is that we can afford to sit down and ignore our physical apparatus until something goes wrong. Of course, this is not the best route forward at all, and keeping up a healthy discipline of exercise and training is key to good physical and mental health. In fact, it’s fundamental.
That said, even knowing this doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll stick to our routine. If that has happened to you numerous times in the past, it may be that you’re thinking about the process incorrectly. But how do you know if you’re struggling to keep up with your workout schedule? In this post, we hope to determine that as necessary:
You’re At The Wrong Gym
It might simply be the fact that where you work out isn’t so appealing. Perhaps the weights are always disorganized, or it’s way too busy even during off-peak times, or it’s not as clean, or it’s too far to drive. Finding a gym that can provide you so much that you have exactly what you need and the space to work out interrupted, such as Fitness 19, can be a worthwhile choice. Additional features like specifically cultivated classes can also help you meet people and keep on track. Ask yourself what value your gym is providing you, and don’t be afraid to change it.
You Haven’t Assigned Your Goals
While working out could be considered a necessary frequent occurrence, it’s hard to keep up with gusto unless you’re training for something. This could be considered somewhat opposed to ‘exercise’ as standard, because training means you hope to become better and more capable, which gives you direction. Maybe you wish to run five miles in a certain time, or perhaps you want to hit a squat weight of 100kg. From there, you can find a program to help you along that route.
You’re Doing Too Much
It might actually be that you’re doing too much in the way of exercise, and your body is calling out for a break. Even athletes need something called a ‘deload week’ from time to time, where they spend those seven days lightly stretching, encountering light exercise like walks, and come back to their practice with a rested and ready body. Sometimes, we can overtrain, overwork our muscles, and under rest, to the point where we aren’t half as active and capable as we may otherwise be. Simplifying your workout routine and giving yourself ample rest days and sleep can help you feel much more interested in keeping up your exercise as necessary.
With this advice, we hope you can keep up with your workout schedule as planned.
This is a collaborative post.