When thinking of what’s most important in an exercise routine, you might think of things like working on strengthening your muscles, working on cardiovascular health, or working on flexibility. While these are all great things to work on in your fitness routine, they aren’t the most important aspect.
The most important aspect in your exercise routine is finding something that you enjoy. Weight training is great for your body but if you absolutely hate lifting weights, maybe this isn’t the best form of exercise for you. When you do something that you enjoy, you are way more likely to stay consistent with it and that is so important. It would be better to go for a 20 minute walk 4 days a week consistently than to lift weights twice a month. When you approach exercise in this way (finding something you enjoy) you can really make it part of your routine and when exercise is part of your routine, you are living a healthier lifestyle!
So when you have a long day at work and are tired and don’t want to workout, if your exercise is something you love like maybe dancing, you are way less likely to skip, hence, don’t be afraid to explore different areas of exercise to find what resonates with you. Also, give new things some time before making a final decision on if you like it. While weight training may sound boring and may feel boring at first, you may find that this changes if you give it a little time. Maybe it’s not the act of lifting weights that you end up really loving but maybe you love how you feel while lifting weights or maybe you love how it makes you feel stronger, so give it some time when trying something new.
Remember, finding a form of exercise that resonates with you and brings you joy is the best form of exercise for YOU!