Last year I had a problem.
I had more than one lover.
I hopped around the city falling in love with: running, biking, spinning, yoga, boot camp classes, Anti-Gravity Yoga, barre classes, pilates classes… and many more.
I did a little bit of everything and a whole lot of nothing. Thus, leaving me with a case of “Exercise ADD”.
It’s important to mix up workouts in order to avoid plateaus and burn-out but, how much variety is too much?
Five Signs of Exercise ADD:
- You haven’t gotten to a point where you feel you're beginning to “master” the exercises in a given type of workout.
- You aren’t progressing, i.e., gaining flexibility, strength, speed etc.
- You have class sessions remaining at more than 4 exercise studios (that are all different forms of exercise).
- You have difficulty deciding which mode of exercise to do from day to day.
- Workouts seem to be all over the place and lack focus.
A case of “Exercise ADD” allowed me to try a lot of different things, but left me feeling unfocused and a little bit unsatisfied in 2010.
Tomorrow, I’ll discuss how I’m going to re-focus in 2011 in order to reach my fitness goal.
Do you suffer from a case of “Exercise ADD”?