Every morning when I walk to work I listen to my favorite podcast, The Wellness Wonderland with Katie Dalebout. The podcast I listened to today had Jessica Ortner as a guest. Jessica is a health coach who specializes in stress reduction and weight loss.
Listening to her podcast was quite inspiring. When she was talking about working out, she said something that really resonated with me. “If you’re not enjoying it, you won’t stick with it.”
This may seem like an obvious statement, but it was something I never really thought about before. If we do workouts we dislike, we will lose motivation quickly. If we do workouts we love or know we will feel great at the end, we have a better chance of staying motivated.
It made me think – what kind of workouts do I like? I started to reflect on my current workout program and workouts I’ve done in the past and it was really eye opener for me.
I currently do the Kayla Istines BBG workouts, which consist of high sweat 28 minute resistance sessions, partnered with some low intensity training. I’ve been doing these workouts a little over 3 months and absolutely love it. I love the intensity of the workouts and the set program each week. I haven’t missed a workout in 3 months, and I haven’t had the desire to. I’m constantly motivated and it’s such a great feeling. For now, I know that program works for me.
I also love to take classes, but I noticed that a few of them didn’t stick with me long term. I got really into Bikram yoga for about 2 months, but eventually stopped going. I didn’t really notice I stopped going either until I thought about it today. I think I stopped because I need something a bit more cardio heavy. It was a great class and I definitely would go back again, but I wouldn’t go frequently.
Spinning is another great example of a class that didn’t stick with me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good spin class, but I think I look at it more as a class that’s great to throw into my workout routine every once in awhile. In the past, I bought a month package and found I got sick of going to the class and doing the same thing. It became too predictable for me. I eventually stopped going because I had lost the motivation to go.
I’ve learned that I really enjoy workouts that involve some cardio, and something that isn’t predictable.
Today’s podcast made me realize how important it is to stay motivated and do workouts that we enjoy!
So what types of workouts do you enjoy?
Just a girl writing down her thoughts on life post-trauma, body acceptance and wellness.