With gyms closing around the world, there has been an increasing need to workout at home whether we like it or not. While many of us are dreading the new phenomenon of “at-home workouts,” they may not be as bad as you think. Working out at home can save you much more time and money. By working out at home you can get in a fast and effective workout, without even leaving your home. The best part is you don’t have to worry about how you like or sound because there will be no one around to pay attention. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to make working out at home a better experience for you.
Find A Clean Space
Working out in your home environment is surely a drastic change from your usual exercise regimen. From first-hand experience, we can tell you that having a space that you enjoy working out in is critical. Nobody wants to work out on the floor that has not been cleaned in weeks or no access to the AC. Go into a separate room if you can, and make sure everything is clean and organized. You must have all the space you need to move freely, without feeling cramped.
If you live with a roommate or have screaming kids around all the time, planning your workout time can be extremely important. This time is supposed to be your safe space. It’s your chance to have some “me time.” This is your chance to focus on yourself and have no distractions. Not only is it a time to work on your physical body, but its also a time to clear your mind and work on your mental health. Make sure to choose a time where you can work out with no distractions. This may be just as important as the workout itself.
Simplicity is Productivity
Don’t get too into your head about not having all the workout equipment you may have at the gym. Working out at home does not mean stocking up on all the gym equipment you can fit in your home. Keep it simple with the basic things you need and it will go a long way. You can even use what you have near you and make it work. Ever tried lifting with water jugs?
Making It A Habit
Some of us may use the excuse that the gym is closed so that means our workouts also stop. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes the gyms are closed and some of us are going crazy, but that does not mean the motivation ceases to exist. Start your week with goals for yourself. If you decide to do 4 workouts a day then do those 4 workouts. Follow through with the plans you set for yourself at the beginning of the week and don’t create excuses along the way. We promise once you get in the routine of the workouts, then it will become second nature for you.