If you are like me, then you are a creature of habit. Being that I am usually pretty busy, having a weekday routine keeps me on track and keeps me sane! Even though having a specific work out routine is important for building a body you want, switching up your workout routine every now and then is equally as important. When your body does the same thing over and over, it begins to adapt to this kind of activity, which can make it harder for you to lose weight. Moving your body in a different way also helps build and strengthen new muscles that you don’t normally use. Doing the same movements repetitively for a long period of time can also lead to overuse injuries, like muscle strain, joint instability or sprain, or tendonitis. Trying something new also helps keep your mind sharp and can help prevent memory loss. When you learn a new activity, the neurons in your brain learn to fire faster and more efficiently. So, how do you know it’s time to switch it up? You may be feeling bored at the gym or lacking motivation to get moving; trying a new work out class or taking your workout outdoors can help you get excited about exercise again! Other signs that your body may be adapting to your routine include not feeling as hungry, not feeling as sore, your workout feels easier, or you’re not seeing the changes you hoped for. We all know that proper nutrition plays a HUGE role in seeing progress and staying healthy, but staying active and keeping things exciting with your routine is a big part of making the changes you want to see, too.