Does fear of change keep you stuck in the same routines? Do you resist change out of fear of the unknown? Well if you want want continuous results, you have to change things up! When you stay stuck in the same exercise routines your body will reach plateaus. Meaning you have a hard time say losing those last few pounds. And that can lead to disappointment and frustration.
Should you change up your workout routine? ABSOLUTELY!!
While sticking to the same workout routine may be familiar and convenient and the change is a awkward and unknown, you just may be setting yourself up for a disappointment.
Why should you change up your routine?
To continually challenge your body and it to help burn more calories. That should be good reason enough to start making some changes. Who doesn’t want to burn more calories? It will also keep you stimulated and motivated to avoid quitting out of boredom.
How often should you change up your routines?
Some say daily. I don’t think I could be that creative to change it up daily. But every 1-3 weeks is what is recommended. You may very well be surprised at the results that you will start to see. Then you may ask yourself what you were so fearful of?
So the question is then just HOW are we to make these changes?
Be creative. If you’re a runner like I am, it may mean just picking up the pace a little or after a short walk start back up with a few sprints. Push yourself a little harder on the distance you run. These all have helped me improve my time and distance. If you are a gym kind of person: Change up the equipment you use. Maybe get a workout partner to push you on a few more reps or sets. There are also many at home workout dvd’s that gear towards specific kinds of work outs and intensity. These have been my best bet for changing things up. But you have to find what works for you. Even the slightest change is better than none at all!
Bottom line here….Is if….NOTHING CHANGES, THAN NOTHING CHANGES. So step out of your comfort zone and you will be surprised at how good you start to feel and will see the results you are working so hard to get! Give it a try, what do you have to lose!! 🙂