How to Enjoy Exercising Again 

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Hey readers! Hopefully you had a great weekend and did something fun! Every Sunday, David and I usually get brunch somewhere together but lately we’ve been spending our Saturdays checking out new places to hike or take a nice walk. We both try to stay healthy and in shape, so we wanted something fun and active to do on the weekends together. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do but I’m determined to find ways to enjoy it and so should you. Here’s a few tips on how to enjoy exercising!

hiking near dallas

Remember your budget

David and I are pretty budget conscious and like to find things to do that won’t break the bank. Most weekends we tend to eat our weight in fried food, so we decided to try a few hiking trails near Dallas to offset any weight gain. Mind you, I’m not a real hiker. I have no lung capacity and I’m not a big nature girl, but going on these hikes with David has turned me on to exercising options that go beyond an expensive yoga class.

cedar grove nature preserve

Exercise goes beyond a gym

Going to the gym is a love-hate relationship for me. I like to walk at an incline on the treadmill and lift free weights but I absolutely hate the process of going to the gym. Finding an activity that’s fun as well as beneficial for your body is the key to achieving your fitness goals. No one wants to do something on a regular basis that makes them miserable. Search beyond traditional gyms and classes for a physical activity that you’ll genuinely look forward to! For some people it might be long boarding at a park, but for me it’s a hike with my boyfriend!

Buy cute work out clothes

Any time I need a little push to get back into my fitness routine, I head to Target and find something cute to add to my workout wardrobe. Since I’m a style blogger, everything I wear has to be at least somewhat cute even if I’m not taking photos for a blog post. When I workout, my gym clothes need to be flattering, fun, and functional. Treat yourself to a new sports bra or running shorts to get motivated again!

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Workout with your best friend

David and I are each other’s best friend and favorite person to spend time with! We can be silly together (see embarrassing photo above) and laugh at the same dumb things. Doing something that you both genuinely love to do makes the physical fitness part much easier! Working out shouldn’t be a chore and it certainly should be done with other people.

Get motivated and get active! Go enjoy your week and find a new activity to get you going! Just a reminder- I’m currently taking on newbie or wannabe bloggers for my free consulting service! See this page for details!

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16 Responses to How to Enjoy Exercising Again 

  1. susie40s says:

    These are really good ideas! Thanks!

  2. I love all these tips! I have had some gallbladder issues that have prevented me from working out since August, I’m all better now, though. So no excuses! I cannot wait to start running and hiking around here again. I know it won’t be easy getting back into the swing of things, but I’ll go get some cute workout gear like you suggested and grab a friend to hit the trails with. I loved this post! Thanks again for the inspo and tips! Xx

  3. Emily says:

    Buying the workout gear always motivates me! Loved this post!

  4. I need to get back into exercising! I really like working out with others. It keeps me motivated!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  5. Love your tips! So cool that you take the time together to go exploring!
    PS
    Could NOT agree more with your love-hate gym relationship!

  6. I totally relate! Completely fail at hiking and must be wearing something cute haha Also agree that going with someone to exercise in ways that work for you are the best motivators.
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  7. Those are great tips! I am a big believer in using cute new workout clothes and like to use them as a reward.

    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

  8. Savilla says:

    Great post! I so needed this motivation!

    xoxo
    Savilla

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