(Closed) Workout Boredom

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

One thing I have been doing when riding a bike (at gym) or walking on treadmill or eliptical is watch Netflix or Hulu or Youtube on my phone. That’s the only thing that keeps me going. Instead of watching my show on sofa, I watch on treadmill.

Other than that I have no clue and I would love to see what other Bees suggest.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I do different things every day.  I may do a YouTube yoga workout at home one day, then I will go to the gym and go through my cardio and weights workout, then I will go for a bike ride the next day, etc.  I try to do a lot of hiking too with awesome views and that helps defeat the boredom.  To be honest I really don’t like working out.  I like how I feel afterward, I like how my body feels, and I like getting stronger.  But the actual process?  Blah.

I do sometimes plan my workouts around my favorite shows.  Like, I LOVE Fixer Upper, so I will go to the gym when that is on.  That motivates me to keep going throughout my cardio.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I listen to podcasts or audiobooks when I walk or run outsidde. I also make it a point to try out new trails or walk in different neighborhoods. If all else fails I’ll call my mom or dad to catch up during a long walk lol.

I also have a stationery bike that I use while watching TV. I won’t let myself watch my favorite TV show unless I bike for at least a half an hour while watching it.

I know some people do tons of different activities to keep them from being bored but for me it’s all about the distractions.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I read.  I have a great book holder and I typically do the elliptical at the gym.  I can’t just listen to music or watch TV.  The elliptical and the stair mill don’t really require too much bouncing so for me it’s easy to read!  I also buy used hardcovers where the font is large and easier to see.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I usually try something new like pole dance or barre. If you’re in a city you can even do this relatively cheaply by taking up all of the studios on any into offers they have haha

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

ddnroosmomma:  this is why I CrossFit. sifferent workout every day and it’s in a class setting, so there’s no boredom. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I hate working out…which is why I finally found something I love — aerial silks! It just feels like playing, but it really works your whole body and can help you get in great shape! 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

me and Darling Husband were getting bored with our workouts so we recently started doing the workouts from the Nike training club app and they’ve really ramped it up! It kills me, but I enjoy doing them with him! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ddnroosmomma:  Try going to a real class vs videos. I LOVE working out but workout videos are boring as hell and I never do them.

I really enjoy yoga classes, High intensity interval training ( you will be too tired to be bored, lol) and cross fit. I never get bored doing a class witha trainer telling me what to do and motivating me. I also play soccer on a team and that is a lot of fun, maybe look into some sports leagues in your area. 

I dont like to workout alone so a group setting is very motivaing for me, do you have anything like crossfit or orange theory by you? Does your gym offer group classes?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Intervals! I hated going on the treadmill, seemed like it would never end 🙁 Now I do 5 minute warmup, 1 minute sprint, 30 sec rest, 1 minute sprint etc. for another 15 minutes. Makes treadmill time seem a lot quicker.  After intervals I focus on a body part, then back on the treadmill for 5 minutes of intervals, then a different body part so my heart rate is always pretty high 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

ddnroosmomma:  I’m going to start my free trial of Fit Body Boot Camp cardio classes for this exact reason…they are only 30 minutes, are in a class environment, and sessions are different. I’m pretty sure they’re all over the states. I’ll report back.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I used to be a runner. 60 minutes daily, but I’m going through this phase where I HATE music, lol. Listening to it does not pump me up and I can’t run without SOMETHING going on.

Audiobooks saved my life. They’re expensive, but SO worth it. It makes my run fun!

I also try to get “sneaky” workouts in. When I want a coffee (I drink it black so 0 calories) I WALK to Tim Horton’s which a good 15 minuite hike each way. I also walk to the grocery store when I have minimal things to carry back. 

My SIL lives about 25 minutes away and we visit them regularly. Fiance drives over I walk, lol.

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