Try This When You’re In No Mood To Workout
To keep up with our routine on days when we lack motivation, we must engage in enjoyable or simple activities. Here, there are a few straightforward things that can be done. Some of the easiest things to keep up momentum when you are having a rough day are as follows:
Step Count: This is a seamless way to ensure that activity gets done without dedicating a separate time to work out. On busy days or days of poor motivation having a step target of something like 10k steps helps you get some activity done without hitting the gym. This can be spread across the day and can be done at your own pace
Walk/Jog: You do not need an intense workout all the time to reach your goals. Some days backing off and going on a nice long walk can serve as an activity to make sure that you keep up your consistency while also ensuring you clear your mind from a tough day’s work. It is very important to not have a black-or-white mindset with exercise and understand that not all days have to be intense.
Home Workout: Not all days have to be an intense gym workout with plenty of machines and weights. Home workouts are a simple and effective way to get done with the activity of the day while still getting in an effective session. The following is a quick and simple way to do a super simple home workout
Upper body warm-up (eg arm swings or shoulder rotations) – 10 reps
Lower body warm-up (e.g., leg swings or high knees) – 10 reps
Main Workout circuit (Repeat them one after another for 5 rounds)
Exercise 1 – Core (Eg, Crunches or Tall plank sh taps) – 15 reps
Lower body exercise 1 (Eg, Bodyweight Squats or lunges) – 15 reps
Upper body exercise 1 (Eg Wall push-ups or push-ups) – 10 reps
High intensity exercise 1 (Eg Inchworms or burpees) – 10 reps
Shoulder stretch – 30 seconds / side
Hamstring stretch – 30 seconds/ side The above is just an example and please be sure to consult your doctor before starting any physical activity or exercise routine.
Casual Sports: These days there are so many apps that can help us to quickly be a part of nearby sports and game activities like football, cricket, badminton, tennis, etc. This is a great way to keep it interesting while getting a good high-intensity session in. The great part is that you’ll be able to socialize and gain some new friends too in the process.
These are a few strategies you can use to maintain your momentum when things get challenging or when you’re lacking motivation. Always keep in mind that any improvement is better than none. (IANS)