If you’re someone that mostly sits during the working hours and sometimes you’re so invested in your work, you even forget to get up and stretch your muscles then you’re just like me. People like us who don’t have the time (or will) to do a heavy workout session, need something lighter that will still move their muscles and wake up the body.
I have tried many workouts, and I have given up many of them, for various reasons. Then there is the treadmill, something I always thought didn’t require much of a thought, too much activity or effort. All you do is walk and burn some calories and help your body maintain its balance, improve your metabolism and remain active.
But, dear god, it can be boring. You literally don’t do anything but walk, and if your treadmill isn’t placed near a window or TV, then you can quickly become bored. Here at https://www.besttreadmill.org I read some pretty cool and useful things, that helped me realize that this can be quite a fantastic and fun activity. My home treadmill is in my bedroom, and I don’t have a TV in there, so I can feel less frustrated that times goes slowly, slow.
But, I wouldn’t be me if I don’t find some great way to make my otherwise not so long workout time, super fun.
Here are my suggestions:
1. Get something to listen – I know that many people listen to music that should help them maintain their tempo, but after a while, this thing becomes a routine, and you no longer feel motivated. I tried something else – audiobooks and from recently podcasts. Boy, how did I exercise so far without this? Now I’m catching up with my favorite books, get a better focus and still walk a mile longer. Also, the podcasts are a fantastic way to distract yourself from starring at the display (that thing used to demotivate me by how slow progress I did).
2. Breathe – If you can’t get to listen to audiobooks or podcasts, a great way to distract your thoughts from your treadmill is to focus on your breath. I used to lose my breathe in the past (I was a beginner and didn’t know how to breathe properly). Focus on your breath rhythm; this isn’t just a tip, but a great way to remain mindful during your workout session as well.
3. Change your way – Nobody forces you only to walk forwards. That’s boring and seem like you’re wasting your time, doing nothing. Make fun of this workout thing; instead to walk forward, start doing it sideways. I’m sure you’ve seen those videos on social networks where people practically gallop sideways. I can assure you that you can do it too and it will be entertaining. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Time flies when you are goofing around.
4. Focus on your body shape – If nothing works, it’s time to change your perception. I know people who are desperate to shape up, but somehow things aren’t moving fast for them. I say, quit staring at the display and find yourself another distraction in the form of self-motivation. Keep thinking how your legs will tone up, how every drop of sweat is your fat melting away and welcoming those sexy muscles. Focus on your killer body and your healthier approach to life. Imagine how your back, arms, and legs are becoming stronger, see how your body changes, focus on the feeling of your body tightening up. Your mind is your biggest ally, and it can make miracles for you if you guide it towards the right way.
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