I know that so many of you are working out at home now and you're not used to it and maybe it's not going as well as you would've liked or hoped by now.
I want to share my 5 Best tips for working out from home. I've been working out from home for six years and there can definitely be a learning curve.
You are going to get interrupted. You are going to get distracted by phone calls and the doorbell. Your kids are going to need a drink of water and for you to wipe their bottoms after they've gone to the bathroom. You have to remember that something is better than nothing.
As I'm sure you've realized, it's hard to feel motivated every day when you're not going to a gym, when you don't have your friends that you're meeting at your class, when you don't have that kind of accountability. You've got to stop waiting on motivation to come because chances are it won't, so you just have to make the decision to get disciplined and do it. So make it a non-negotiable part of your day.
Choosing a program and committing to following the calendar is a game-changer when it comes to your at-home fitness. Trust me, I’ve tried being willy-nilly with my workouts, switching from one program to the next based on what I “feel like” doing. That just doesn’t work for me. I am NEVER as consistent as when I choose a program and commit from start to finish.
The thing is, there are going to be days when you’re unmotivated (as we discussed above) and if you don’t already KNOW exactly what you need to do that day, the chances of you doing it are slim. If you have to take the time and flip through your youtube channels or workout DVDs to find what you want, the chances of you actually doing a workout are so much less.
That doesn't mean you have to do Beachbody programs, but have a plan. Know what you're doing ahead of time so you're not wasting that time trying to figure it out.
For six years I’ve been working out exclusively from home and in that six years I’ve done workouts that are 40, 50, and even 60 minutes. But I'll be honest, doing a 60-minute workout at home can be very difficult because of the interruptions and distractions.
At least to start, choose a 20 to 30-minute workout. Even if you’re bored and unmotivated, you can knock out a short workout.
There isn't anything more discouraging than when you finally make the choice to do i the thing and then you can't figure out how to put it up on your TV or you don't have your yoga mat nearby.
Lay out your clothes, grab your dumbbells, and have your DVD, Beachbody On Demand, or other website cued up and ready to PRESS PLAY.
For the most part, I think you can get a quality workout in and continue to challenge yourself with 2-3 sets of dumbbells. It doesn’t take a lot (less than you can imagine) to get a killer workout in, even from your living room.
I’m sure some of you are hesitant to invest in much equipment because you plan on heading back to the gym as soon as you can, but you never know when you may need to stay home and work out that day. Investing in those two to three sets of dumbbells is a worthy investment.
I hope these tips help you. I know this is a huge adjustment for all of us for a variety of reasons and so I wanted to share what has been working for me. If you try any of these tips, let me know! I would love to hear your stories and experience about what is working for you!
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