Exercise makes you feel good, and it helps get your body looking and feeling good too. However, when you are going about your exercise as part of your daily routine, you can find that you get a bit stagnant, and even stuck in what you are doing and why. Switching up your routine, making changes, and even transforming what you do will help to give you clarity and a new sense of direction. So, how can you successfully transform your current exercise routine, and what areas should you be focusing on first?
Decide What You Want to Achieve
To begin with, you must decide what you want to achieve. For example, do you want to start focusing your attention on building muscles, or are you looking to exercise to lose weight? When you have decided what you want to achieve from your exercise, and from your workouts, you will have a clear direction to follow. Without knowing what you want, and without knowing what your expectations are, you will struggle to get the most out of the exercise that you undertake. So, before you move another muscle, take some time out to think about what exercise means to you, and what it means to your body, and then start setting some new exercise goals and objectives.
Try New Things – Change Can Be Good
Your routine will feature types of exercise that you are comfortable with, and that is OK. However, being open, and being prepared to mix things up and try new things, is what fun exercise is all about. So, if for example, you find that your strength training is not going the way you want it to, then look at adding a Kettlebell into your routine. Or, if you feel that you need to get out of the gym more, why not get some fresh air, and take your exercise routine into the garden, or into the local park?
Up Your Commitment
Are you giving enough time and effort to your current exercise routine, or could you be giving more? Are you committed to achieving your goals and objectives, and are you committed to giving each exercise session the most that you can? If you are struggling with commitment, you have to re-establish your love and passion for exercise. When you are passionate about what you are doing, you will find that your commitment to the new routine simply shines through.
Increase the Intensity
If you are working out several times a week, but you are working out for longer periods of time (without really seeing results), then think about boosting your levels of intensity. For instance, if you are currently working out for 1 hour, but you are not breaking a sweat or feeling the effect then you need to increase the intensity levels. Doing more for a shorter period of time may be just what your workout needs. Being prepared to focus on high intensity (even just a few times a week) can help you switch up your routine and focus on a new area such as strength, or even resistance.