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Have you ever heard someone say if you don’t like exercising you simply haven’t found the right workout for you? There is actually some truth to that statement. It may take quite a bit of time as you need to try a lot of different things before finding something that really clicks but, in the end, finding the right workout will be worth it when you start looking forward to exercising and seeing the results you desire. Here are a few things to keep in mind when finding the right workout.

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You feel accomplished and happy. The end of your workout should have you feeling as though you accomplished something and are happy with how you chose to spend your time. While some may feel energized leaving a workout that has pushed them to their limits, others may feel better leaving a workout that has less impact and is a bit calmer. While I love to work hard, I also have a family and other commitments. I don’t work out and then come home and relax, I keep working out! Instead of weights, I’m lifting kids and instead of the stair climber, I’m actually running up and down stairs after my kids. Finding a workout that is effective yet still allows me to have enough energy for the rest of my day has been important in finding my perfect workout.

You are getting results. Nobody wants to work hard and not see a payout. If you aren’t seeing the results you want, it may be a sign that your body is not responding to the workouts you have been trying in the way you hoped. While it takes time to see results, doing something that is not seeming to help reach your goals is not helpful. I have tried a lot of different types of strength training and while all methods are considered to be adequate ways to exercise, my body definitely responds better to certain workouts.

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You actually exercise. If you don’t enjoy the workout, you probably aren’t going to want to exercise on a regular basis. Finding something that you actually look forward to completing is a huge step to finding the right workout for you. Exercising may not be your first choice of activities but once you find something somewhat enjoyable it makes the process easier. While I have never struggled with avoiding to work out, I have found that I definitely look forward to (and even get excited about) working out.

It fits into your lifestyle. Currently what works for me is working out at home probably about half the time. Saying you are going to go to the gym to exercise when you work full time, have a family and are busy most evenings may not fit into your lifestyle. Having the time and opportunity to actually find the time to complete the workout is crucial to finding the right workout. Similarly, the workout needs to be available to you. It is great if you enjoy playing basketball but if you aren’t able to find a way to play, it isn’t going to work for you to exercise by playing basketball. There are tons of options available for busy families who are not able to make it to the gym due to childcare, work, and other commitments.

Finding the right workout requires finding a workout that you not only enjoy but also works for you and fits into your schedule. While finding the right workout may take some time, it is worth the work to have something that is effective and attainable.