How to learn to love your workouts when you hate working out!

 

Have you ever started a fitness routine and just felt like you were doing the same thing over and over again and got bored and stopped doing it? Getting into the swing of a new workout regime is hard but when you are bored with your workout and don’t enjoy it can be difficult to motivate yourself to want to get it done. I understand that some people may have not found a workout they enjoy they may not do it which sadden me because taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Working out with a disability will be more difficult than if you were abled but as for many disabilities not impossible!

Most people with physical disabilities are able to do the same workouts that an abled person can but we just may make a few modifications so that we can perform the moves safely and effectively. Most people who are physically disabled struggle with finding the right workout because although we can do a lot of the same things an abled person can if you have any sort of physical disability you not be able to do everything an abled person can and have some physical limitations. Finding a workout is difficult whether you are abled or disabled and if you are struggling or are bored with your workout here are a few ways fun ways that you can stay active and bring life back into your workouts!

Take to the Water

Some people may love going to Crossfit,  taking a Zumba class or getting on the treadmill but for many others, it may seem like a total drag! Walking on the treadmill or taking a Zumba class has great benefits but is not for everyone so if you enjoy doing that then great keep doing it!  But if these activities are a total drag for you why not change things up and try something new like water aerobics!  If you are physically disabled you will be limited on what workouts you can do so it may be difficult to find one that best suits your needs. Water aerobics is very therapeutic, burns a lot of calories and is a great way to get a cardio and strength training workout in a little amount of time! When you are physically disabled you will be limited on what you can do as far as workouts are concerned but if you take swim classes you may learn a few new ways that can help you stay active!

Forget Cardio

Some people may enjoy going to Crossfit, taking a Zumba class or running but for many others, it may be a total drag and the only way we do these activities is if we force ourselves to do them. When you force yourself to workout and are only doing it because you know it’s good for you it usually does not last long! Personally I hate cardio so I don’t do very much of but instead, I stick to strength training because it can burn just as much fat as doing hours of cardio would. It can get really frustrating if you have been consistently working and eating right and are still not getting the result you were hoping for! If you are not pushing your body out of your comfort zone you will never get the results you are hoping for so read articles and figure out what you need to change! Even if you are lifting smaller weights you can still make a difference in your muscle tone!

Fun Runs & Charity Events

Fun run and charity events can be fun, a great way to stay active and meet new people! Going to events like this alone may not be very fun so why not invite some of your friends to attend a charity event with you? It will make these events more fun, entertaining and an awesome way for you to socialize and make new friends while staying active. Plus if you are doing it for your favorite charity you not only are staying active but also are supporting a good cause!

Not everyone likes to workout but if you are able it is very important that you find something to help you stay active!  If you disabled and are able to work out it may be difficult to find the right workout for you but it is very important that you do the best you can to stay active. Finding a workout when you are physically disabled may be difficult but is so important because it will make your life a lot easier! Traditional methods of working out may not be for everyone and if they are aren’t for you why not think outside of the box and try the non-traditional methods? Traditional methods of working out may be a drag for some people and difficult to get motivated so why not try something different?  What do you have to lose?  If you have any questions on what to do when you are bored with your workouts please leave them in the comments below.

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