If you prefer to exercise in your living room or basement more than at a gym, you are far from alone. With more people staying at home over the last two years, an increasing number of individuals have also been working out from their residences.
While there can be numerous benefits to at-home exercising, it can sometimes be difficult to maintain motivation. If you cannot attend live workout classes with Brooke Burke in-person, however, you need to find ways to motivate yourself to get moving at home.
Attend Live Workout Classes
Doing the same thing over and over again can quickly lead to boredom. This is true regardless of your location. When it comes to exercising, it may be convenient to do it without leaving the house, but sometimes, it just feels good to get out and be around other people.
If you want to stay motivated during your at-home workout routines, it can be helpful to mix things up and still manage to make it to a live workout class or two every week. Then, you will still have the energy from in-person classes but the added desire to stay in and work out at home.
Plan Workouts Ahead
Whether you prefer longer or bite size workouts, planning out when you are going to exercise is another way to boost motivation and stay consistent. If you already use a planner or phone app to keep track of your weekly and monthly to-do lists, add your workout schedule to it. This will help hold you accountable.
Depending on how busy your schedule is, you may aim for working out a bit every day, or choosing three or four days might be better to start. For some people, exercising first thing in the morning is a great way to boost energy for waking up as well as getting it out of the way before starting the day. For others, working out after school or work in the evening is a way to let off steam before winding down for the night.
Make Space in Your Home
What does your current at-home workout space look like? Whether you practice yoga, use an elliptical or prefer another form of exercise, having the right area for your workout activities can make a big difference in motivation.
If you do not have a designated space for working out at home, try to change that by moving around furniture and adding aesthetics that will help motivate you such as a television, speakers or candle and incent station.
Track Your Progress
For another way to keep your motivation levels up, consider reminding yourself how far you have come. One of the most effective ways to do this is by tracking your progress. By logging workouts and setting fitness goals with detailed workout information, you can keep track of everything you do.
For even better tracking results, make note of how you feel during and after each workout. Also write down whatever snacks or beverages you consumed right before, during or after exercise.
Motivation to work out does not always come easy, especially if you are doing it at home alone. Change that up by incorporating some of these tips into your life.