Have you been working on becoming more healthy or exercising and then hear that little whisper in the back of your mind telling you just how boring this all is? Does it feel like the same thing day after day? If so then this article is to help you think of alternatives to help alleviate the boredom J
How to Overcome Boredom!
Once you find a gym or food plan that you can follow, make sure to build in flexibility around those plans. This will help you from being bored quickly and then not doing the thing you wanted to do in the first place.
Eating the same foods day after day (boring salad anyone??) no matter how healthy will get you off kilter quick. Who want’s that? Change it up! Online there are so many amazing healthy recipes that are also easy to create, and delicious to eat! Take a look, try new things!
Or following the same workout routine each time you exercise, let’s say the same class, or maybe you do the treadmill only (ugh!!). Who wants that? I try to incorporate several types of activities over different days and change it up often! One day I will run, another lift weights, and maybe throw in a yoga class or group class from time to time as well. Keep changing it up and you will not get bored! What you will get is heathier, and we all want that don’t we?
Declining social invitations for fear that there will be tempting drink and food you can’t resist will lead to a boring life, and loss of social interaction is not good for anyone. Maybe eat a healthy snack before you go out to limit your hunger. I am not saying not to eat anything but limit your portions while you are out. This way you can still enjoy the food and drinks but do so sparingly. Heck I even have a cheat day where I let myself indulge a bit. Just be smart about it!
To keep things fresh and exciting get creative with your foods, with your workouts, and with your friends. Experiment with new recipes, commit to trying a new fruit or vegetable, or support group. Rather than diet in isolation, a support group can make all the difference. Commiserate and have fun with those who are going through the same thing. Keep your muscles guessing by signing up for a new exercise class or playing with speed intervals on your next run. Add yoga or weightlifting into your workout. And by all means, go to those social events and have fun—just be smart. Don’t show up hungry! Focus more on socialization rather than the food and make the best choices available without blowing your plan.
You got this!