If you hate morning bootcamp classes, no problem. Don’t like yoga? That’s fine, too. Not interested in performing sprint intervals on the treadmill? That’s okay. Not into burpees? Join the club.
Drum roll, please.
The best workout is… a workout you enjoy.
Working out shouldn’t be miserable. It’s not something that you need to dread each day. On the contrary, exercise can be a wonderful time to de-stress, give your body the gift of movement and work toward your fitness goals.
Sure, some exercise types produce faster or more dramatic results than others – but that’s only if you stick with them over time. And if you don’t like working out, it’s going to be difficult to create an exercise habit and the subsequent results. The best workout is one that is sustainable and that can be incorporated into your everyday life.
On your fitness journey, you’ll try some workouts that you love and some that you hate. You may make a few mistakes or learn a few things along the way. It’s all part of the process. But exercise need not be miserable or painful, so move in the direction of what you enjoy – whether that’s rock climbing, dancing, running, strength training, crossfit or anything else.
The best workout is one that’s sustainable. And the best predictive indicator of sustainability is how much you enjoy it. Do what you love. Even when it comes to exercise.
In the comments below, share your favorite type of workout. Why do you love it?
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