With Spring finally making an appearance last week, I know a lot of you will be focusing on Spring cleaning. Officially, spring cleaning is all about doing a deep clean of your entire house from top to bottom. However, I’m not a huge fan of actual cleaning, so this year I decided to do something a little different and do a fitness spring clean.
Disregarding the last week, when I was home in Trinidad due to a family emergency, I’ve actually been pretty good at staying fit in 2016. That being said, there’s always the possibility that I might become bored with my workouts and fall off the wagon again. So I figured spring cleaning my fitness would be a good way to make sure everything was still chugging along as it should and hopefully encourage me to keep it up for a lot longer.
I wasn’t exactly sure where to start with spring cleaning my fitness, so in my normal fashion, I decided to make a list of the things I thought might need an overhaul. Here’s what I came up with:
5 things to do for your Fitness Spring Clean
1. Re-evaluate your goals
I’m willing to bet that the last time many of us set fitness goals was back in January when we came up with all our other New Year’s resolutions. We’re now almost 3 months into the year so it’s about time we sat down and re-evaluated those goals. I plan to start with questions like:
- Have I accomplished any of my goals so far?
- Are all the remaining goals still relevant?
- Am I on track to accomplish them in the allotted time?
- Do I need to tweak any of my existing goals?
- Are there any goals that I want to add on?
2. Try new workouts
Spring is also a great time to start mixing up your workouts. I don’t run at all during the Winter, but when the weather starts to warm up a bit, I definitely feel the pull to get outside and get active. I also enjoy trying out any new group and boutique fitness classes in the spring. Most classes at my local GoodLife Fitness have new releases around this time and it’s always fun to find new moves or songs to add to my regular workouts.
3. Workout at different times
Routines are great but if you always work out around the same time every day, your workouts might start feeling a bit stale. The time you workout may also be causing you issues if it’s not your ‘optimal’ workout time. I know that I have the most energy during the day and am basically useless at night but for the last couple months I’ve been working out pretty late in the evening.
Now that spring is here, I plan to workout at different time each day until I find one that’s best for me. Hopefully that’ll give me a renewed energy to get active.
4. Get new workout clothes
Of course, this wouldn’t be a fitness spring clean without some new gear. I have dedicated cold weather fitness clothing because the gym is always an icebox during the winter months. But in Spring, I like to put away my leggings and long sleeves and pull out my shorts and tanks. Even if I don’t go out and buy all new workout clothes, just switching around my wardrobe so the spring/summer stuff is more visible makes me a little more excited to head to the gym.
5. Switch up your workout playlist
I’m notoriously bad at finding new music to listen to, whether it’s for when I workout or just for everyday life. But a new workout playlist, if done right, almost feels like a fresh start of sorts. So cleaning out your workout playlists is definitely a task to have on your fitness spring cleaning to-do list.
What about you?
- Are you planning to do a fitness spring clean this year?
- What aspects of your fitness would you overhaul if you did one?
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This post was written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program; however all opinions expressed are my own.