Why don’t people like working out? The most frequent reasons I hear are related to exercise being boring and repetitive.

I see two options around this.

1. Make the workouts more exciting. Try different styles, classes, equipment and whatnot.

The downside of making workouts more exciting is that the boring and repetitive part of workouts is what gets results.

And if we swap those three for excitement, there’s a chance we reduce the effectiveness of the actual workout.

2. Accept that workouts won’t be fun. You might never like it or look forward to it.

But if you put up with boredom and repetition for 30 minutes twice or thrice a week, you’ll get all the benefits you’re looking for.

The immediate boost in mood and the long-term physical and mental upsides that allow you to get more out of the things you enjoy.

-J