Home Workouts Made Fun*

There are plenty of reasons as to why working out at home is more convenient than working out at the gym or with friends. When you work out at home, you work out on your time, when you are available, and without the need for any sort of additional support with watching the kids or cooking dinner. But when you move your workout to be at home, you also start to experience some of the biggest drawbacks of regular exercise—put simply, your workout can start to lose its fun.

Finding the Fun in Home Workouts

There are plenty of ways to get started with home workouts. Before you head out and purchase a lot of fancy equipment, start with what you have. See if you have any old hand weights in the garage. If not, you can fill water bottles with sand or even use items in your pantry until you are ready to commit to a real hand weight. Set a time of day that you want to do your workouts, and commit to doing it every single day. For some people, morning is the best time, but for others, a workout makes more sense in the evening hours. Do what is right for you, and create a routine in your own home.

Once you have the basics set in place, it is time to start getting creative and having fun with it. Consider making a game out of your workout by having a deck of cards, a cup of Popsicle sticks, or even a jar with strips of paper that will determine what your next workout is going to include. Try setting up a workout that fits in with the commercial breaks of your favorite TV program, or a workout that includes your entire family.

If you are having trouble getting up and going on your own, then you may want to consider the assistance of a program like Daily Burn, which will break down simple at home workouts for you with plenty of variation to keep it interesting all year round.  When you set your home up to encourage you to exercise, then you will have no excuse not to make that daily workout happen. The trick to daily workout success is convenience, so see what you can do without even leaving your house.

For more guidance on what types of activities you should be trying out to stay safe while being more active at home, consult with your weight loss surgeon.

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