Even if health and fitness is a labor of love for you, there comes a time in everyone’s lives where we feel as though we flatline a bit. And that’s the point when we need to get the fitness mojo back by changing a few things in our daily routine.
Maintaining the same routine for months, or even years, can give us a powerful sense of routine at first, and can help us to feel successful and in control. However, after a while, it may become stagnant, and you could find yourself itching for a change.
Rather than simply throwing the towel in at this point, think about your current fitness regime and how you could switch things up a little bit. The fitness industry is constantly evolving so there’s no reason why your personal routine can’t change with it too.
How To Get Your Fitness Mojo Back
Here are a few tips you can follow to get your fitness mojo back and continue your journey:
1. Set Yourself A New Goal
Part of the reason many of us lose motivation when it comes to staying fit is because we have long since surpassed our goal.
If the reason you started working out in the first place was because you wanted to lose twenty pounds, just what do you do after those twenty pounds are nothing more than a distant memory?
Losing more weight is not always an option if that would mean that you would end up actually being underweight as a result. Therefore you need to set yourself a fresh goal to help motivate yourself.
For example, you could decide that you want to train to become a personal trainer. Find some personal training courses near you and enroll – once you have done so you will already have set your new goal.
Or, enroll in a local challenge such as a 10k or a cross country run – it will give you something to work towards.
2. Get Out Of The Gym
Another reason so many of us lose our fitness mojo after a while is down to the fact that gyms can be quite sterile places.
Of course, they are also brilliant places full of like-minded people and friendly staff. But simply coming to the same place every day to go through the same routine can result in our brains crying out for a change in routine.
Start to look beyond the gym for fitness inspiration – remember, you can actually run outdoors and not just on the treadmill!
If you are lucky enough to live near a national park, try trekking or rock climbing as a new way to get your heart racing.
Or something as simple as heading down to your local pool for a swim can make all the difference to your weekly regime.
3. Give Classes A Try
For the super-focused gym goer, classes are usually a no-no. But sometimes, letting go of control and letting someone else lead you along your fitness journey can be a great way to enjoy something new.
See what your local gym can offer you – usually, most centers offer a wide range of classes included in the price of a membership.
Working out alongside other people can also be a great motivator, or if nothing else, at least a good laugh!