If the thought of working out makes you feel exhausted, then maybe you haven’t found the right activity for you.
Finding your passion for fitness all comes down to experience, so ask yourself the following questions to find what best interests you.
Where are you most happy?
Think about where you spend most of your leisure time – are you out and about, do you soak up the sun or do you prefer the comforts of home? While nature lovers may gravitate towards activities like hiking, biking or rock climbing, those who prefer being indoors may enjoy working out in the gym or fitness class.
What’s your personality type?
Are you motivated by others, prefer one-on-one engagement or enjoy time alone? Understanding your personality type may help you find activities that you enjoy, and are more likely to stick with.
Introverts are more drawn towards activities that involve high levels of concentration, with a focus on individual performance. These activities include swimming, weight training, cycling or hiking. Contrarily, extroverts prefer team sports and fast-paced activities such as soccer, basketball, circuit training and group fitness classes.
Be careful not to typecast yourself too harshly – you may find that you’re drawn to activities that counteract your personality, as it offers you an escape for your less frequently expressed characteristics. If you’re shy, an activity like weight lifting may be the perfect activity to empower you and develop confidence.
What are your fitness goals?
Finding a passion for an active life is also largely dependent on your end goal. Do you want to find a love of fit living to lose weight, build muscle, change your body shape or simply discover something new? Defining what you want from delving into fitness will ultimately shape what activities you undertake, how often you workout and how far you’ll be willing to go to achieve your goals.
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