A workout regiment is a lifestyle, not a choice. After my doctor’s visit, I am determined to improve my health. I have always tried to incorporate some form of fitness. As a working mom, I think there is an assumption that working out is not a priority. I know with a full-time working schedule and only a 1/2 hour for lunch working out during my work day is not feasible. There are a lot of people who workout in the evening and again with a full-time work schedule this is difficult after picking up my youngest from school in the evening. The last place a child who has been in school all day and then aftercare wants to be in the evening is a kid’s room at a gym.
My home workout saves spending money on a monthly gym membership. I found an effective way to workout at home. Initially, I started using my TRX for at least 2-3 times a week. After a year I needed to move to a different way to exercise at home. Last year, I managed to schedule a Soul Cycle class and two yoga classes. If you’re like me it is key to diversify the workout. After speaking with a trainer on Instagram, I learned that strength training for at least 2-3 times a week was an effective way to exercise. I was thinking that I needed to have a separate day just for cardio. As she pointed out to me, strength training can include cardio depending on the level of exercises. In order to workout at home, you have to be disciplined and schedule the time. YouTube provides thousands of videos on fitness.
I started with the Body Fit by Amy, it is a thirty-minute full body workout. The video is really easy to follow and it includes combination moves with one set of dumbbells. The workout is great because it includes strength training and cardio. The best part is you only need one set of dumbbells and an exercise mat. I started doing the video 2 x a week. A new full body circuit workout was added so I have started to do this one. In this video, there are 4 circuits and you only do each exercise once. Again you only need a set of dumbbells and an exercise mat.
How I Get In My Exercise at Home
- Designate a space to exercise
- Check YouTube – There are videos on cardio, strength training, yoga, TRX, etc
- Change into workout clothes as soon as you get in
- Fuel before the workout and Hydrate
- Enjoy a good night’s sleep
I have always wanted to dedicate some time to yoga for firming and toning my body. Also, I love the benefit of flexibility. This series for 30 days and I have 2 days down.