My Favorite Training Tip

It’s no secret that regular exercise has a multitude of benefits. Everything from weight maintenance to depression aid and a jacked body to osteoporosis prevention. So I think we can all agree that we should exercise.

But scheduling a workout multiple times per week? Who has time for that?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I mean how do those fitness freaks do it? They must not have jobs, children or any kind of social life right?

Uhhh….

So it’s no surprise that exercise, for many people, is a chore. It’s something they have to do if they want to stay healthy and look good.

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And thus, everyone heads to the gym with a grimace. Mindlessly working away on the treadmill or attempting a random workout they saw once all the while thinking of everything else they should be doing (because to-do lists never end!).

And then it’s a wonder why goals are not achieved and people hate “working out”.

But I can solve that.

I have one tip. Just one. Which will make all the difference in the world towards your goals and most importantly, your day to day life.

Enjoy What You Do

 

That’s it. Read it again. Enjoy what you do.

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I know what you’re thinking. What the fuck kind of advice is that? How the hell is that supposed to help me achieve any goals?!

Ah but it will.

 

If you place your focus upon activities that you love doing, ones that make you happy and excited to go to. Ones that you’d call “me time”, then you will succeed. You’ll do them more often, your mind will be in the game when you’re performing them and most importantly, you’ll be consistent because you actually like the activity.

So what does this “enjoy what you do” mean?

It means; if you despise running, don’t run. GASP. But what about my goals? Is your goal to run any kind of marathon? No? Then your goals can be accomplished without running. If you hate biking, don’t bike. If you hate weight lifting, then don’t life weights.

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I can see all my clients thinking “but but… what???”. But it’s true. If being in a gym environment, pushing heavy weights around makes your stressed out, then don’t do it. Find something else (though side note: weights are awesome in the right environment and make you feel badass).

Unless you have very specific needs/goals, activity doesn’t have to be something specific. If you like to bike then bike. If you like dancing, rowing, sprinting, calisthenics anything! Then do that.

There are lots of ways to achieve a goal, it is not black and white. And thus, it’s not necessary to force yourself into a situation you hate. I lift weights because I truly love it. It get excited in the morning to get into my gym, I feel awesome while I’m lifting and I get a nice “workout high” from it the rest of the day. But if you hate weights.. don’t lift them.

Try new things, find something you enjoy and stick with it. The key to being healthy is consistency. If you like doing it, you’ll continue to do it and thus see results.

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Don’t make life complicated. Keep it simple, enjoy it day to day and focus on activities that bring you happiness, relieve stress and make you feel awesome.

Happy training ๐Ÿ™‚