Exercise At Home
Exercise At Home! It’s cheaper, faster, cleaner, and a whole lot quieter.
I know people love to go to the gym for many reasons such as it helps with motivation, the social aspect, or professional instruction. This is all well and good and if it is working for you, keep it up.
For some of us, it is more practical and relaxing to stay home where we have control over our environment. I love my room with my yoga mat, television, stationary bike, and my assortment of weights etc. I even have some ancient Jane Fonda videos that feel like old friends.
The keys to enjoying working out at home are having a dedicated space where you have all your equipment. It does not need to be a big space so don’t go telling me you don’t have room. Smile. You can hide your weights under couches and under beds. Weights are great for keeping the dog food bowl from sliding around. Use your imagination. I would rather people see my exercise stuff in plain view so I can at least pretend I am using it consistently. Who knows, if your equipment is easily accessed, you might be more likely to use it.
I am not a person who likes to do the same thing day after day so I have a library of videos, digital downloads on my phone and computer. Some days I just put on music or a podcast and do my own thing. Some days I stay under the covers and do absolutely nothing. I don’t know about you but my mental health requires those days and actually I think our bodies benefit from days of nothingness. There is no need to feel guilty for not exercising, however, if you catch yourself saying, “I really should exercise”, then you might want to listen.
Now go dig out your weights buried in your closet or get cans or bottles, turn on a workout or the radio and push yourself a little. It gets easier and even fun. You can do it. Taking care of yourself is at the absolute top of the list and it needs to stay there.
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