Hey there! I’m linking up to The Fit Dish this week! The gals have a great discussion question for this week so let’s dig in!
“What’s the difference between and average vs. awesome workout?”
First off I want to say there is NOTHING wrong with average. Average isn’t bad.
Average can actually be very, very good.
Average means consistency. And a lot of average workouts can lead to awesome results over time! I think an average workout is challenging, but not necessarily intense. For me this is a fast walk or steady run or basic strength training session. Average workouts are the ones I show up for–check off the list–and move on with my day. Like my walk yesterday–45 minutes, so long enough that I count it as a light workout, but nothing intense, mentally or physically. Probably 3-4 of my workouts a week are averag, get’rdone type workouts.
So what does it take to elevate a workout to awesome?
For me it’s…
- Intensity–the workouts that I step up my game: with heavier weights, faster speeds and longer distances!
- Attitude–my mental focus in all-in during my workout; I have a “I’m gonna crush it” mentality that helps me take things to the next level.
- Great music–sometimes the right song can move me from average to awesome–all the sudden I’m moving faster, my attitude changes and a smile is on my face–I’m on top of the world!
- Not at home–yeah, at-home workouts are great when you need them, but mostly my average workouts take place at home too. I find when I’m in the gym or out on a run or in a completely new environment, I’m more app to crank things up.
I love having awesome-adrenalin pumping, endorphin-high workouts! But I recognize that it’s not going to be like that every time. So I guess my bottom line is…Aim for awesome; accept average.