Do you enjoy your workout? Is it something that you actually look forward to? Enjoyment is the one aspect of working out that seldom gets attention. After all, if your goal is to lose weight or to build muscle, why would it matter how much you enjoy your workouts? However, the reality is that it really does matter. It plays a big part in your motivation, in your workout habits and ultimately achieving your health and fitness objectives.
Looking Forward to Working Out versus Dreading It
A lot of people approach working out as a chore. It’s something they dread doing, but do it because they “have to” in order to get fit, lose weight, or to stay in shape. Yet those who truly get fit tend to be the people who have a very different attitude.
The people who really build the kinds of bodies they want are the ones who look forward to every workout. They will go for a jog or go weightlifting if they have nothing else to do. They’re the people who’ll voluntarily read books on the subject, just to further their education.
So how do you develop a love for working out if it doesn’t come to you naturally?
Learn to Enjoy the Burn
Personally, I now love feeling that burn. It is a sign that you’re achieving the goals you want. It’s a sign that your body is changing. It’s a sign that you’re moving forward. Once you can make that link on both a conscious and unconscious level, every time you feel the burn it will feel great rather than bad.
The burn can also become a personal challenge to you. How much of it can you feel while pushing through your workout? Instead of being an annoying sensation, it becomes a workout buddy. It becomes the challenge of the workout.
Losing weight might be your long-term goal, but in the workout itself the burn gives you something to shoot for in the moment: to push through that next set and to go further.
Your Diet Makes a Difference
Trying to do a workout when you’re feeling lethargic isn’t fun. On the other hand, when you’re bursting with energy, working out is just a natural inclination.
Your diet has a huge impact on your overall energy and physical wellbeing, which in turn has a big impact on how much you enjoy your workouts.
If you aren’t paying attention to your diet, it’s time to start. Not only does it affect your workout, but it has a huge impact on your body composition. In fact, your body is shaped more by your diet than your exercise routine. So take the time to ensure you are incorporating a healthy diet into your overall fitness program.
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Copyright 2016 Nichole Michele