Hi Carrie. The old saying of “variety is the spice of life” truly pertains to exercise. Not only does variety keeps things interesting for you, but also challenging. In my opinion, changing things up often in your exercises, takes the “routine” out of your ‘exercise routine’ and will go a long way in helping you stick with your regular workouts. Good luck!
I like Diane’s answer a lot. The real key is to not get bored. Exercise videos can be hard because you don’t have anyone right there beside you. Just pretend that the video que is right there with you. Whether it’s cardio, strength, flexibility, it’s just happening there right with you. Guess that’senough said.
Ideally, you’d want to have a mix of exercises, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a different video every day! Perhaps you can group your videos into loose categories, such as cardio/strength/flexibility and further break those down into types, like cardio-kickboxing, cardio-step, and so on. You want to ensure that you’re not doing two strength workouts on back-to-back days in order to give your muscles a chance to repair themselves, and you can mix up the cardio styles to prevent overuse.
However, one of the benefits of keeping the same videos on the playlist for a few times (as opposed to just once a month), is that you become familiar with what’s coming next and can focus on keeping the momentum going in cardio or lifting heavier weights with each successive week. A compromise might be to rotate in 2-3 of each type of exercise video every few weeks so you can get the benefit of working at your hardest while not getting bored too quickly.