Are you cranking out 20 minutes or even an hour on the treadmill but not seeing the results you’d like? Are you taking the same class week after week, or running the same run? Are you wondering what is the single best way to improve your workout? Here it is… add intensity!
The human body is remarkably efficient and it will not expend energy that it doesn’t need to expend. We are animals, after all, which means we are built for high levels of energy expenditure interspersed with periods of rest. This is in contrast to our modern lifestyles which consist of moderate to high levels of stress interspersed with periods of moderate activity and too little sleep. Kick up your gym session or you will not even come close to tapping into the calorie burn your body is capable of, and then give yourself some real rest as a reward.
Ways to generate some workout enthusiasm:
Fantasize about your upcoming workout while you are at work.
Add hypnosis to your arsenal of techniques. Try one of the generic mp3 downloads in my new link on the right or better yet, call or email me to learn more about individual hypnosis with the perfect suggestions for you and your unique goals.
Think like a hobbyist, get excited by reading about new methods and research in your chosen field of activity, try some new techniques. They won’t all work but they will give you a learning curve to surmount.
Keep up with new equipment or gadget reviews. It has been proven that a pedometer will encourage you to go farther, and a stopwatch to go faster.
Plan new routes for running, walking, or hiking. Whether you exercise outdoors or on the treadmill, a different program or scenery will add some spring to your step.
Cross-train, try something new.
Proselytize! Tell me what you do to stay motivated.