Hello, Winter land!. We are a few weeks in the first year. In fact, the winter storm started to hit us making it hard to step out of the home. For sure, Getting to the gym or working outside becomes impossible. Whether the weather stands in your way to go to the gym, or maybe you have limited time during the day thanks to winter daytime saving, or probably you are financially aware and you do not like to invest in a gym membership. The best solution to stay in resolution plan is to workout at home. But, you don’t know how to motivate yourself to work out. Today, I am sharing how I work out at home and things that keep me motivated to stay active all year long.
Workout at home – Best tips that keeps me active
The best thing about working out at home is that you can do it with your convince time while nobody judging. Besides, My favorite thing is that I put music on and start working out along with jamming to my music. No more getting sick from someone’s cold or flu. In addition, I don’t have to spend two hours; getting ready, driving the car, doing a few exercises, taking a shower and stepping out of the cold to get back home. Thus, I started looking for ways to work out at home while stying motivated to do it every day. After so many research, I found my way and I am super excited to share them with you
Follow a good youtube channel
My first challenge was to find a workout I love and stick to. So, I started a search journey on youtube for all kind of workout since it is free too and click away from my phone, pc or even my smart tv. Some were too intense for a beginner like me, others were a joke.
Till I finally encountered fitness blender youtube channel. I love that this channel has everything for everyone. You want a workout for busy people, you got it. You want a HIIT workout for your abs, legs, hands, etc. They have it. Also, they have stretch and yoga exercises. Amazingly, this youtube channel not only helped to tone my body but it taught me how to properly do each exercise. And now, whenever I do not have time to go to the gym, I just follow one of their youtube videos for max 30 minutes and I am done.
Warmming up and coolling down
Many people don’t pay attention to how important warming up and cooling down exercises are. Once they skip it, they will become so sore after one regular exercise and eventually give up. Warming up helps the body prepare for the workout making it enjoyable while cooling down lets the body recover gradually. Now, these exercises would n’t guarantee “no sore day” the next day. However, It will make it tolerable. I love
Drinking water before and after exercise is essential, I talked about how water is important for healthy skin before. But this time to help recover and hydrate while working out. In winter, our consumption of water decreases since we do not sweat as much. However, If you want to have the energy to work out each day, you really need to consume water more than usual. Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed with electrolyte-enhanced water. Unlike regular water, electrolyte lets your body absorbs water quickly without the need to visit the bathroom constantly.
Wear your sportswear- workout at home
I find out when I plan to work out, wearing my workout clothes pushes me to sneak in my workout easily. I usually workout either early in the morning or before dinner. Thanks to athleisure boom as I mentioned in my athleisure fashion look, it is now possible to wear your workout gear all day without feeling uncomfortable. Thus, when I plan to workout at home, I wear my workout gear and when I feel I am ready, I throw in my matt and work out. No matter if you work out on a carpet or mat, make sure to wear your workout shoes. A few months ago, I was talking with a friend, when she mentioned that she slipped on the floor while working out at home without shoes and hurt herself badly. Since then, I make sure to wear my shoes while working out.
5-10 minutes workout at
I make sure to workout at home every day during winter. However, There are days when I feel extra lazy and don’t have free time for full workout. Thus, I started to work out 5 minutes for the lazy days before breakfast. Actually, It was my husband’s idea. So when I don’t feel like working out, I set 5-10 minutes timer through my Fitbit watch. Then, I start by warming up by running in place for 20 seconds. Then I do 20 push up, 20 squats, 20 sumo squats, 30
Note: unless you do not have a matt or carpet, you do not need to wear your workout gear or shoes for these kinds of exercises.
Invest in a fitness tracker
Previously I touched about the importance of fitness tracker in how to get motivated to work out in winter and I am tackling it here again. Firstly, most fitness trackers have few apps that not only tracks your time but also have some exercises you can follow. Additionally, It pushes you to work out and stays active during the day. The one I invested in is fitness
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