While there are sooo many ways to exercise and be active, the only RIGHT way is the one that you are actually going to do! This will be different for each person and may change over time.
If you are just starting to workout or begin your weight loss journey, or if you are looking for a way to make a change in your daily fitness routine, the only way you are going to achieve your goals is to find a workout that you can stick with.
Consistency is the key to success!
It’s tempting to look to the latest “workout fad” to get inspired. But, you have to ask yourself if that is something you can commit to doing daily. That may not always be the case for everyone.
When Choosing A Way To Exercise You Need To Focus On Two Main Questions
1. Is it something I will enjoy?
That doesn’t mean that there won’t be times when you don’t feel like lacing up your sneakers to exercise. Instead, you should think about whether the type of exercise fits your personality. If you hate to dance, don’t pop in the latest dance workout and force yourself to shake it. If you enjoy high intensity workouts, don’t sign up for a pilates or barre class.
There are a lot of different types of workouts to try because we all have different personalities. One size does not fit all. And, if you get tired of one workout, try something else. Your likes and dislikes may change over time so don’t be afraid to switch your workout style over time.
2. Does it challenge me?
If it isn’t hard for you, either physically or mentally, then you will get bored with it and quit. If the exercise doesn’t challenge you to be better, you won’t get better and therefore you will never see any progress. Lack of progress is not motivating.
Just because something is challenging, does not mean that it can’t be enjoyable. When it gets hard, you have to remember that if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. Challenging ourselves to be better is what makes us stronger! Not only with fitness, but in life! Don’t be afraid to push yourself!
Evaluate your workout and see if it meets these two criteria. If your workout routine fits into both of these two categories, then you are much more likely to continue to workout and see the results.
Lastly, if you need a starting point I highly recommend starting here.