I’ve been an athlete my entire life, (I was the youngest Olympic competitor at the 2004 Olympics), but it took me years to realize that one of my biggest obstacles in training was monotony. If you don’t like what you are doing to get in shape, you’ll start dreading it more and more! Working out becomes torture, you start to associate working out with misery and want to eat more to make yourself feel better or “reward yourself” for toughing it out. I never repeat the same workout twice in the same week (and I have around 15 training session a week!). Yeah, I know it’s hard to coordinate a complicated training schedule with everything else in life. And yes, it’s easy and comfortable to walk into a gym, jump on an elliptical and bounce up and down singing to Lady Gaga everyday and call that “working out,” but even if you just sprint 15 seconds of every minute on the elliptical instead of just spacing out and staring at the food channel (which is inexplicably available at almost every gym) and jogging at a constant pace makes a big difference.
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