Honestly, one of the main reasons people do not enjoy working out is because it sucks. It sucks to wake up early and put yourself in pain, it sucks to have to go 3-6 times a week. I’ll be frank, sometimes I hate it. But you know what, working out doesn’t have to suck. And below, I’ll write seven things that will help you have less sucky workouts
- You need to know what you want. Are you trying to lose weight? Get muscles? Do you want to stay the same? Looking to improve your endurance? What exactly are you looking for in a workout, that’ll help you plan every other thing.
- You need to know the kind of workouts you wanna do? Yoga? Calisthenics? Swimming? Strength training? If you’re not sure what kind of workout you want to follow, workouts can become boring and strenuous, cause you’re just trying to follow the crowd.
- You need a plan. Planning out exactly what workouts you want to do is very important for you to achieve your goals. It makes sure you stay focused, and your body likes consistency. If you don’t know how to plan a workout, you should try the Nike+ Training Club.
- You need patience. Results don’t happen overnight. And I don’t know of anyone who woke up and did a headstand or lifted 300 lbs at their first try. Yes, I know it’s hard. I’m not very good with this, to be honest. I feel so weird struggling with 20 lbs when I see people lifting 100 lbs without breaking a sweat, but it comes in due time.
- You need workouts clothes and equipment. No matter what workout you’re doing, even if you’re doing it at home, you need something to aid you. That something might be open space, create it. Invest in good workout clothing, get an exercise mat, get a water bottle, some running shoes. You don’t have to break the bank to do this, but if you don’t you might hurt yourself using the wrong materials.
- You need to eat. I’m not someone who eats a lot, BUT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO EAT WHILE YOU’RE WORKING OUT. Whatever your goal is the 80:20 rule applies. 80% diet, 20% exercise. If you don’t eat, that’s a recipe for disaster.
- You need a friend or someone who you can talk to at the gym. Why? Cause you have moral support, you have someone who can watch your form, and you have someone who can help you if you get too tired.