Eating the same meals, doing the same workouts?
There’s one simple solution to this – try something new, it’s time to change things up!
Boredom with workouts stems from not seeing results and/or doing the same things over and over again. Find out what’s wrong with your routine by doing your research (you might be doing too much cardio, not resting or just not using correct technique) and work on a well rounded routine. Or go to the easy route, and ask a professional!
Do you run for 30 minutes every day? Start incorporating interval training, which will get you better results.
Do you NEVER strength train? Solution = start lifting weights, including your bodyweight (you don’t really need equipment).
Bored of your strength training routine? There are SO many strength exercises out there, don’t limit yourself to squats, planks, pushups, deadlifts, etc. Try multiple variations of these exercises e.g. squats –> single leg, split squat, squat pulses, squat hold, want me to go on? Also add new exercises to your routine.
And of course, never forget to stretch and work on your flexibility.
One more thing, have FUN with your workouts! Exercising is not a necessary evil, it is hard work but fun, and the results you get are icing on the cake
Practising handstands and goofing around
I’m currently taking part in a couple of Yoga challenges, and this has been one of the most enjoyable months (fitness-related) in a long while! I’m having so much fun, and learning so much in the process.
Boredom with meals can be fixed easily too.
The first thing you have to do is stop complaining about being tired of eating anything and do something about it. Healthy eating is not boring, don’t forget some people have sugary cereals every morning and hardly ever complain about boredom Some people say they HAVE to eat rice everyday… think about it, that’s the same thing over and over again.
If you treat healthy eating like hard work, it will be just that. If you start to think of it as an opportunity to keep learning and trying new things, then it will be interesting and fun.
Enjoy your meals, get creative and realise that there are a lot of healthy options out there! And if sometimes, you find that you are eating the same thing over and over again, set yourself a mini-challenge.
e.g. There was a time I noticed I was eating eggs at least 5 mornings a week – I wasn’t bored but I really didn’t want to overdo it with the eggs! I challenged myself to NOT eat eggs for one week, and this forced me to be more creative and helped me in the long run. I made meatballs, had fish with vegetable stir fries, had okra or vegetable soup, etc.