Tips on how to improve your lifestyle at home while creating your safe space for your home workouts, an area that works best for you.
Adjusting to Change
Whether you have a new resolution to fix your posture due to low sitting while working from home, or you're open to try to make a change that'll allow you to get your rear in gear and find a routine that works for you, you're in the right place. Keep on reading, friend!
After all, we know that we need to work with adjusting to change while making ourselves as productive as possible during working hours. The excellent news about bodyweight exercises and how-to tutorials from home is that you can work them into your lunch break, and they’re convenient. If you don’t want others looking at you, I get it. This is why home workouts and drills are beneficial if you’re starting something new, you don’t know what to do, and you don’t want to deal with more anxiety of having others judge you are doing it. So, I’ve come up with a solution for you.
Feeling motivated? GOOD! It worked.
It’s more simple than you think to make part of your home into your gym and a safe space for your home workouts!
4 Ways to Adjust Your Workout Regime While Working From Home
1) Go Bodyweight! Partake in midday movements, or 10-15 minute walks outside. It does wonders to the mind and will most likely boost morale and productivity during work hours at your job! I recommend performing some type of aerobic or cardio workout 3x/week for 30-45 minutes per session, and strength-training for 1-2x/week for the same amount of time, or less, or more, based on your work and lifestyle demands, needs, and goals! Need a starter program? Here’s your new go-to!
2) Create Your New Space! Make it an exciting place where you want to be! As you can see in the second half of my kitchen, I decided hanging up my TRX to a home anchored system to the ceiling would do the trick, and it indeed did. You can grab yours here if you like the idea! If you have room for a yoga mat and your phone, that's all you need to move your body in the comfort of your own newly designed home gym! Before jumping to it, the first brainstorm. Think about what motivates and inspires you. Then, decorate your studio space. Even if it consists of affirmations on the wall(s), a plant, or funny memes on the walls around you, whatever motivates you, work with it! Try something new that draws you to it. The last thing you want is to look at your new space and say, “I resent you!”.
3) Follow a Structured Program! I mentioned cardio workout 3x/week and strength-training for 1-2x/week, which depends on your goals and what you're aiming to do. Set smaller goals that'll create your habits along the way you develop to achieve your larger goal. Baby steps. One thing at a time. Even breaking smaller habits into been smaller ones, like getting up and moving for 60 seconds, for example, and working your way up to 30-45 minutes, is a tremendous gain and win for you, for your health, and your life. Everybody starts somewhere. Why not start now? For coaching, please reach out! I'm only a phone call away!
4) Remember that Less is More! This is new for all of us to adjust to. I mean working out in our homes and making our home gyms. We are ALL newbies. Progress slowly and do what feels right for you. As you settle in, make workouts more challenging as you think appropriate. Don't neglect the other life stressors you're adapting to. And please don't be too hard on yourself! Move at your own pace and stay consistent—one day at a time. Working with an accountability group or a coach can help you to ensure you've got all of your bases covered entailed in a polarized raining program, with nutritional and recovery guidance too! Everything from motility homework to planning out your schedule for our workouts to nutritional advice to coincide with your training plan will ultimately lead you to a happier and more successful long life.
If you need help putting this all together, ask for it! Invest in your health!
Adjusting to change isn't easy, but it can also be a great time to get creative with new ideas and find new ways to move! With your favorite fitness community, too! You might have to be more restrictive than others, depending on how many children you have at home or how your space can work for you, but I'm here to help you find a way to make your space workable! There are plenty of ways to do it, some of which are discussed in this post. Be consistent, set up a safe space that motivates you, and you will find your happiest self in your new, adjustable lifestyle working out at home too! Let's make it happen.