I've always been active. Formerly danced, did martial arts for 15 years, now I surf and long-distance ocean swim, just joined a soccer team. These are things I take pleasure in and always look forward to.
I have never truly enjoyed strength training (using body weight/kettle bells/barbells/machines). I've joined gyms, hired trainers, tracked my successes... and then I lose momentum after 6 months to a year. I need to amp it up again since I'm trying to lose weight but maintain muscle. What has helped me is having a intimate social gym community, and seeing my strength progress... right now training to videos is also keeping me going.
What do you love about strength training?
What helps make it more enjoyable?
What kind of strength training exercises do you find the most helpful and fun?
What else helps you stay on track and on target?
Whatever it is... just the things you personally love about it in general, or using certain inspirations, affirmations, a song playlist, how you warm-up or finish, the exercise lists you make or don't make, how you reward yourself, use your rest periods or whatever, I'm looking for tips and tools that can make my strength training feel more fun. Thanks!