Are you are done procrastinating on the fitness issue, and ready to start working out? It is a dauntless task, as I have come to learn from experience. However, I have some takeaway tips for starting to workout at home that will be useful to you as they have been to me.
Regardless of whether you are starting to work out for the first time or whether you are taking it all up again after a hiatus. From finding time within your busy schedule to parting off with a huge chunk of money for gym subscription. However, you can start your workout routines at home and on a budget. I did this and faced some challenges, of course.
Here we go:
Make it a daily routine
Once you have started, do not look back. It is tough, I know, but focus on the long-term goal. Set out the time that is okay with you and be sure to adhere to it regardless of where you are. Maybe in the morning right before taking a shower or in the evening when you are home from work.
When I started off, I was a little bit confused. Sometimes I worked out in the morning while other days in the evening after work. Then I started coming up with excuses when I missed any session. I paid dearly, my muscles had to adjust and trust me, there was a lot of muscle-aching just like the first time I had started.
Anyway, my point is, whatever time you assign to your workout, follow it through. A few weeks down the line you will be used to it.
Have a working space at home
Even if you start with the simple workout routines for beginners, you will need a place to work out. So, before starting out, set a space at home that you can use for your routines. It does not have to be very spacious. For starters, it will help you keep up with your sessions.
Secondly, if you have any working out equipment, you can store it there. For those living in much smaller apartments like yours truly, your balcony or living room can be your working out haven. Personally, I use my living room and it has been great so far.
Use fitness Apps or online videos
As a beginner, knowing how to go about the whole process can be a tad bit confusing. I actually thought it would so easy. With push-ups here and rope skipping there.
Then I downloaded this App for that extra push and help. I love it so far. I have been so ignorant of some of the workout routines they have. However, I have come to enjoy most of them. If you do not want to use an App, then there are tons of fitness videos online that can help you start. Make good use of them.
Investing in some equipment from the start is great
Take it from me, a few pieces of equipment will go a long way in helping you out with your routine. Small items like an exercising mat, resistance bands, workout clothes will do.
I am saying this because when I started out, I had neither of these. I did not want to keep procrastinating though, so I treated my carpet as the exercising mat. If you can afford to invest in such items before you start out, the better for you.
I am currently scouting for the best of these items to make my workout routines easier and more enjoyable. These items are also pretty affordable. You do not have to invest in the most expensive ones in the market. As long as it works and durable, you are good to go.
However, keep them at a minimum. When you get addicted to using equipment’s for your routine, exercising when you are away from home might be difficult. You might find yourself making excuses for not working out due to lack of equipment.
Be warned that starting to work out is not as easy as it sounds, even when doing it from home. Since you have no gym membership to count loses on, or a personal trainer to yell at you will need to be responsible. Stick to your routine, get a few pieces of equipment to help you and use a fitness App or online videos. While at it, create a small fitness haven and start your journey to fitness.