Stop Doing The Same Old Sh*t: 6 Changes To Make To Your Fitness Routine

With Groundhog Day coming up, were slowly being reminded that winter is almost over and it might be time to switch up our fitness routines. I mean, dont get me wrong. Betches are all about routine. Like, we literally have a written list of all the shit we like doing. But as much as we love sticking to our favorite workouts and eating the same Sweetgreen salad four times a week, it can also be good to switch it up sometimes to keep shit from getting repetitive. Why do you think Bieber dyes his hair every three months? He gets bored, like the rest of us. Here are some swaps you should be making in your routine this month:

If You Always Go For The Elliptical Or Treadmill…

Try lifting weights. I mean, were not judging you for blasting Spotifys Rap Caviar playlist while lightly jogging for thirty minutes, but if youre bored of your light cardio routine and youre wondering why youre not toned AF yet, consider strength training. Most girls dont realize that by weight-lifting, your body continues to burn calories even after the gym, and putting some muscle on will actually allow you to burn more calories at rest, like even on days where youre lying on the couch watching .

If You Always Order The Salad…

Try a complex carb, or dare I suggest some healthy fats. You can only pretend you enjoy that spinach/tomato/low-fat Balsamic combo for so long before you start gagging at the thought of mixed greens. Salad is obviously healthy AF, but there are usually other healthy options on the menu too, and its okay to eat carbs and fat sources. Try ordering a whole wheat wrap or avocado toast on Ezekiel bread. It has a shit ton of fiber and lots of antioxidants, which will keep you full without making you fat. Is butter a carb?

If You Always Tap It Back….

Try doing bodyweight HIIT cardio instead. We love SoulCycle more than the blonde botoxed Long Island mom on the bike next to us, but sometimes you dont need a 45-minute cycling class to get in your cardio fix. HIIT is all about getting your heart rate up and burning a ton of calories in a short amount of time, so you dont even need to leave your house to get in a sick workout. Try spending fifteen minutes alternating cardio moves, like jump squats, burpees, and plyo lunges. Youll surprised how sweaty youll get when youre working in shorter intervals, and you dont even need to pay an extra three dollars for water. Win-win.

If You Always Work Out At Night…

Try waking up early. No betch is naturally an early riser, but sometimes you need to push yourself to get shit done. Wake up, take an espresso shot, and haul your ass to the gym. Morning workouts will give you extra energy throughout the day and will give you more time to do your own thing after work instead of worrying about getting to the gym. Happy hour will feel so much more rewarding knowing you already worked out like, ten hours earlier. Who knew life existed before 10am?

If You Always Go To Yoga Or Barre…

Try a Pilates class on The Reformer. Yoga is great for flexibility and barre movements will elongate your muscles, but pilates will take your bodyweight planks to the next level and tone almost every muscle in your body. The Reformer machine will strengthen the muscles you dont usually hit with yoga poses or barre moves, and its easy enough on your joints to prevent injuries. Youll end up shaking and sweating more in the first few minutes than you do in your 90 minute heated Vinyasa. Get on the machine.

If You Always Hit Up The Sauna Afterwards…

Try Cryotherapy. Sweating it out in the sauna after a workout feels amazing, but thats yesterdays news. The Cryotherapy method is the newest fitness recovery trend and it basically entails standing in a deep-freezing tank for less than five minutes. The shock of the freezing air on your body is supposed to help you lose weight, reduce muscle soreness, and even help you sleep better. Celebs like Yolanda Hadid and Derek Hough swear by their Cryotherapy sessions, and its literally taking over Hollywood faster than the soundtrack. Book a session.

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