The Secret to a Great At-Home Workout Routine

We’d all like to say we’re more disciplined about our workout routines. Hitting the gym multiple times a week can be a challenge between work, social obligations, what needs to be done at home, and the basic need for some good rest and relaxation. Having a great at-home workout routine can help you to achieve your fitness goals, whether it be losing weight, gaining muscle, or something else.

Starting a home workout practice, though, can be the key to staying fit even when you’re short on time and motivation. But distractions at home—the dishes that need to be done, the TV show you’d like to watch, your partner or spouse or even your kids—can keep you from keeping up a great workout routine.

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The key to an at-home workout routine is knowing that you don’t need fancy machines to get a good workout.

The Secret to a Great At-Home Workout Routine

A routine means consistency and that consistency can be achieved at home.

The secret to a great at-home workout routine is having the right space to make it happen. This doesn’t mean you need to have a state-of-the-art gym full of machines and free weights and a wall of mirrors. It doesn’t mean you need the most expensive gear or clothes, either. The kind of space you need is one that when you’re there—your only job is to work out.

If you want to soak in some vitamin D, you can even designate a portion of your patio or lawn for your exercise routine. Wherever that space may be—facilitating exercise is its sole purpose.

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Even doing yoga in your backyard can be a great place to start!

Ways to Motivate Yourself to Workout at Home

If you still need more help getting into the groove of a home workout routine, here are some bonus tips.

Binge-watch a great show: You can run on a treadmill a lot longer if you can get lost in a great new series.

Get into a great podcast: Save the podcast only for your workouts so you find yourself going back for more.

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Listening to a podcast or music can help you to stay focused on your workout.

Enlist a friend: Call a friend or involve a family member so you have a buddy for the workout.

Reward yourself: If you have something great to look forward to, chances are you’ll be more likely to maintain consistency in your routine.

 

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If you’re one to reward yourself with food, eat some fruit after your workout–not candy or sweets.

Author Bio

Matilda lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is a contributing writer for House Method where she writes about health and wellness. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, and walking her dogs.

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