Season of ChangePosted on October 7, 2015
With the leaves starting to turn and fall to the ground, the season of change is now upon us. Fall can be the perfect time to remember to embrace the idea of variety. Having a routine and doing the same things in our day-to-day life can be comforting, however when it comes to working out, doing the same thing over and over again can get old fast. For some of us, finding the motivation to workout is already a challenge. Making sure to change it up every now and then can be a great way to keep things exciting.
Let the autumn be a reminder to shake it up a bit.
Try Something New
Do you feel like you’re too old to finally learn how to swim? Thought you weren’t well-mannered enough for a gentlemen’s sport like golf? Does Yoga seem a bit too spiritual for you? Who cares? Give it a shot! Trying something new can be a fun experience. There’s no better time than today to face your fears, swallow your pride, or open your mind to activities you’ve always immediately shot down.
You never know if you will find out you love rock climbing more than you fear heights. You might look like a fool in your first hip-hop class, but come out of it with a fun new group of friends. And maybe, just maybe, you salsa better than you macarena. The point is, you’ll never know if you don’t try, and what better way to keep things fresh than to try something a bit out of your comfort zone?
Old is New
Whether it’s the newest iPhone, Kale, Chia seeds, or a gluten free diet, we sometimes get a little too caught up in what the newest trend is. Don’t overlook the classics! As well known as exercises like jumping jacks, push ups, pull ups, and jumping rope are, it’s funny how little we actually do them.
Remember that these exercises are classics for a reason. A proper push up and the right amount of reps will still give your muscles plenty of resistance to burn off the Halloween candy you’ll most likely be consuming later this month.
Change up your Numbers
If you’re used to the buddy system, try going to the gym as a lone wolf. Pay attention to what you like and don’t like about being on your own compared to when you’re with a friend. Experiment with larger groups as well by joining a running group, fitness class, or maybe even an awesome gym on wheels where you can see the golden gate bridge throughout your outdoor workout! Maybe you find out that you like the motivation group activities offer while you still appreciate the time to yourself when you venture out on your own. Remember, you don’t have to choose one over the other.