How to Improve Home Fitness

How can someone keep themselves motivated while exercising at home?

Try this three-step plan:
Be intentional – have a plan! 

You can’t just wish your way fit; you must make it happen!! Intentionally design the life (i.e. the habits) you want! Create habits by design vs default!! If you don’t consciously create a plan of action and schedule in your workouts, chances are, you will take the path of least resistance — a path likely filled with Netflix and wine!

Schedule in your workouts! Decide — in advance — the “WWWH” of your workouts:

  • What will you do?
  • When will you do it?
  • Where will you do it?
  • How will you make it happen?

Create an environment that serves your goals

Prime your environment so that it “nudges” you to move!! Layout workout clothing before bed. Don’t have unhealthy food in the house. Put a mantra on the fridge that will motivate you to move. Something like. Print out your workout program so that it reminds you to work out. It is way too easy to “forget” to move!! Create a home gym. Invest in a few interesting pieces of equipment so you don’t get bored. The equipment doesn’t need to be expensive, just varied enough to ward off boredom.

Find things you enjoy — or at least that you don’t hate

Put on some music and dance around! Play semi-active games with your kids such as hide and seek — these types of games may not be a workout, but they require more activity than watching TV. and will help everyone stay fit. Remember, all motion adds up!

Final note, say “fork it” to perfectionism!!  Think “done is better than perfect”. Aim for CONSISTENT DAILY motion!! Consistency is what matters.

This is a snippet of an article published on porch.com.
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