“No wonder you’re skipping the gym more often than you’d like. You’re working for I-don’t-know-how-many hours a week while also taking care of your kids, significant other, and home. You want to keep up with your social circle and you want to stay in shape and be healthy. Sounds exhausting! If you really look at it closely, it might be a bit much for just one person.
I can still vividly remember my gym days. It would take me an awful lot of willpower just to get there. I tried all kinds of strategies, like going directly from work, finding a workout buddy and signing up for group classes. I’d be successful for a while but never really made it to gym-rat status. There would always come a time that I just couldn’t do it anymore. Which would result in quitting my membership or worse: paying for a membership without actually working out there. And that was before I even had a family!
Until one day, I discovered online fitness and a whole new world opened up for me. I could actually work out from home? Which meant I could show up for my workout in under one minute? And it would be like having my own personal trainer? I would only have to follow instructions and I would get a great workout? Sweet!
OK so it wasn’t as easy as I’m making it sound. I mean, I still had to conjure up the willpower to actually start moving. Even when I was feeling lazy. Or tired. Or busy. Or . . . you get it. But still. Working out from home beats everything I have ever done to stay in shape. And as time went by, at-home workouts kind of became my thing.
This is especially true, now that I’m a mum. I don’t have to arrange for a sitter or my husband to be at home to be able to work out. I just do my workout while my toddler is in the room.
And knowing I am giving her an invaluable education by showing her that I stay active and take care of myself is the absolute best motivator for me to get up and do my workouts.
My at home workouts are also a great way to have some me time. I just love the way I feel when I am done with my workout. It helps me relax and feel happy, which gives me the energy to take care of all of those million things I want to take care of.
Online fitness programs have changed my life. If you want to try working out from home to see if you like it as much as I do, check out” www.flowpilatesaustralia.com.au.
This excerpt was taken from an article on POPsugar by Saida Boujemaaoui.