Maybe you’re burnt out from exercising too hard, or maybe it’s been a while since you’ve had a routine, and you feel like starting over would be too hard or tedious. Either way, you aren’t as active as you once were, and you’re starting to feel it.
Trainer and fitness expert Eugenio Pallisco has some good news: you can get the excitement back. Here are some simple ways to rekindle your romance with exercise and live healthily ever after.
Spice Things Up
If you’re returning to exercise after doing the same thing for a while, it’s time to try something different. The novelty of doing new things can take you to new places, help you develop new skills, and give you a fresh perspective on what it means to work out.
If there’s something you’ve been interested in trying for a while, like martial arts or tennis, now’s a perfect time. Even if you discover it’s not your thing, you’ll have burned some calories and broadened your horizons.
Think Beyond the Workout
Does the thought of exercising fill you with so much anxiety that you can’t bring yourself to start? It’s time to change the way you think about fitness.
Think about why exercise is important to you and why you’re interested in some forms over others. Maybe you aren’t clear about your goals or have been pursuing an activity you don’t enjoy. Now you know it’s time to start making some changes.
Even if you’re a dedicated fitness fanatic, periodically engaging in this kind of reflection will help you put your goals, physical condition, and routine into perspective.
Hire a Professional
Many people lose steam with their workouts because they lose sight of their goals or become complacent. A personal trainer can help you stay accountable and celebrate your victories. But more than that, personal trainers can help open your eyes to the power of movement.
Having someone like Pallisco on your side during your fitness journey can give you better results. And if you’re feeling bored or burned out by your workouts, they’ll be able to help you come up with a workable solution.
Focus on Your Future
You used to look a certain way or be able to lift a certain amount of weight. But things have changed, as they always do. And that’s okay.
If you get caught up in your fitness past, you’ll have a more challenging time living in the moment, loving your journey for what it is, and ensuring a fitter future. You’ll quickly become frustrated with what you might otherwise consider good progress because you’re holding yourself to an outdated standard. Let it go.
Be patient and stay present. Love takes time to build!
Expert Advice from Eugenio Pallisco
Eugenio Pallisco has spent the better part of his life as a student of fitness. Now based in Dallas, Texas, he’s a certified trainer and fitness instructor who emphasizes happiness and improvement above all else.
His years of experience have taught him much about the industry and set him on his present course: to be a motivational force that inspires people to become their best selves.
When he’s not working with clients, Pallisco loves to explore the outdoors with his dog, Leeroy, dine at farm-to-table restaurants, and participate in group sports.