Are you having fun? Really ask yourself this question. Are you having fun in life? Do you enjoy what you are doing? Does it make you feel good at the end of the day? If you answered no to any of the above questions, it might be time for you to re-evaluate your current situation and start doing things that you really enjoy.
In the fitness industry, the idea that you should do things you don't like because they are good for you can be good and bad. When you start to follow the trend of people you are taking away your individual style and character to become YOU!
If you find that over time, your motivation slowly wanes or you feel like you’ve lost your training passion, take a step back and have a moment with yourself to consider this question, “Am I having any fun?” In the beginning of ANY program, you are motivated and ready to attack each workout. But then there is a shift when your PR's are far and few between, your "should" turns into "have to go" and you just feel BLAAHH when you train. This is a HUGE sign that you need some time away from the weights.
Taking time off or taking time to do something different is important for your body and mind. Strip away the program, the gear, the diet, and the expectations you set for yourself. Force yourself to take an extended rest period and allow yourself to just be. If the thought of skipping a few workouts makes you freak out, that’s exactly why you need to take a break. Use this time to figure out what makes you happy on both a physical and emotional level. Think about the last time you were active without the sole purpose of exercise. Sometimes all you need is one small shift to reroute your attitude and return to your programming with a refreshing appreciation for fun.
Prioritize your health and your happiness.Figure out what the healthiest version of yourself looks like and make that your training goal.When you find what makes you happy, do it. Movement should make you feel good, and when fun is the focus, it doesn’t really matter what you do. Choose a path, follow it without guilt, and don’t make excuses. Life is too short for fitness to be so serious.