Tell me if this sounds familiar.
You’ve had a long day at work. You get off around 6PM but don’t make it home until close to 8PM.
You’re super tired and all you want to do is put your feet up and relax.
Exercise is the last thing you want to make time for.
Most people, with their overly busy schedules, find it hard enough to cook a meal at home.
Adding in exercise is just another thing to add to your to do list.
Technology Has Changed The Game
Thanks to the internet a lack of time is no longer a valid excuse not to workout.
You can go to YouTube, look up a workout, and within 5 minutes be working out at home.
Its really that simple.
So now the question isn’t how do I make time to exercise?
The question is how do I stay motivated?
What Makes Working Out At Home So Difficult?
The gym is a great place for people all fitness levels to go and workout.
And while the gym can be intimidating to some, for others it serves as a great source of motivation.
When working out at home you don’t have the source of motivation.
You therefore have to find fun ways to keep yourself motivated.
Your Biggest Challenge
When working out at home your biggest challenge will always be staying on track.
Keep in mind progress takes time.
You didn’t gain the weight overnight, don’t expect to lose it overnight.
Here are a few simple ideas that will help you stay on track and crush your health and fitness goals.
#1 – Make Working Out at Home a Priority
You must find a way to integrate your home workouts with your current schedule.
Listen, there will no doubt be days when you simply don’t feel like working out.
That’s why its so important you prioritize your workouts by adding them to your daily schedule.
When your workout time is on your schedule you will be more likely to follow through.
Once it becomes a habit, working out at home will be something you do on autopilot.
#2 – Switch Things Up
Most people lose motivation because they become bored with their workouts.
Switching things up will help you stay engaged and excited to do your workouts.
Another reason you want to switch things up is so you can continue to make progress.
Your is extremely smart. Its number one objective is to make things easy for you.
When you workout, your body will adjust to make your workout easier the next time you do it.
Because of this you will burn less calories and require less effort when you do the same routine over and over again.
Switching things up will keep your body guessing so you are always burning maximum calories.
Find a few fitness trainers you will like and follow them online.
Chances are they will post different workouts you can try on a regular basis.
#3 – Invest In a Suspension Tool
Want to add a little excitement to your workouts? A suspension tool will help you do just that.
Lunges and push-ups are great. But they too can get very boring, very quickly.
A suspension tool such as a Monkii or a TRX is a great way to add some resistance to your workouts.
Strength training will burn a ton of calories and completely transform your body.
They will also help you stay motivated due to the variety they will bring to your home workouts.
Here are some of the best TRX exercises for beginners.
And there you have it, 3 super simple ways you can stay motivated when doing home workouts.
However, please know home workouts aren’t for everyone.
For some people, training at home is too difficult.
They need the setting of the gym in order to get into the right mindset to workout.
If you are the type of person who can motivate yourself, home workouts may be the perfect match for you.
Training at home is a time efficient, and cost effective way to stay in great shape without the expense of a gym membership.
On the other hand, if you need something a little more structured, a gym membership may be just what you need.
Here are a few benefits to having a gym membership.
If you opt to workout at home, here is a list of workout videos you can follow along with from the comfort of your home.
All of these videos are beginner friendly making them perfect for anyone just starting their fitness journey.
No matter how you choose to get your workout, as long as you are moving, that’s always a good thing.
Also remember, you can’t out train a bad diet.
Be sure to make a conscience effort to eat better.
Combining a healthy diet with more movement is the ultimate weight loss one two punch.