Exercise ruts are normal. Sometimes we just hit a wall, especially if we’ve had a good few weeks or months’ run of workouts. You can give yourself that pep talk and make promises to turn up the motivation levels, but what if your movement mojo has completely disappeared? How about Warrrior Bingo?
There’s several reasons why we fall out of love with fitness:
We might not have loved it in the first place so quite simply, ran out of motivation. Motivation isn’t bottomless – we only have a certain amount of reserves. You might notice that if you’ve ever tried to diet – you’re fine for the beginning part of the day and then it starts to slip… you’ve used up all your restraint and before you know it, that chocolate bar which you’ve been so studiously ignoring is suddenly in your hand.
Boredom. The same workouts get boring. No matter how lively the instructor or great the beats. You might still do them, but they feel like a chore.
Fitness has dropped down your list of priorities. Often when something comes into our life, we have to cut something out. And if exercise wasn’t ever a high priority or if its easy to cut, it’s one of the first things that goes.
No time. Life suddenly got busier? So long workout. See ya weekly run.
Does the above sound familiar? Trust me, I’ve been there. Several times.
One tactic to shake things up and get you moving again is fitness bingo. Or in this case, Warrior Bingo. Coax creativity back into your life, as well as a feeling of curiosity and fun. Challenge yourself. Draw out that inner child. Make movement playful. And feel better for it.
All the tasks on this bingo board are a mix of things which are easy, things which are probably new to you, exercises which are REALLY good for you (and can help you move more independently for longer if you integrate them into your lifestyle), things which are fun, things which get you moving in a different way.
How to play
- Save your bingo sheet and print it off.
- Grab some friends and get them to join in or compete against yourself.
- Set your time limit – give yourself a weekend or a week to complete these.
- Tick them off as you go.
- Finish the board and feel really damn proud of yourself!