If you are looking to get fitter and healthier after a lot of food over the holidays, then you aren’t the only one. There are many people in the same frame of mind, but not all of them want to go and hit the gym. Whether it’s because they cannot afford it, or they are too self-conscious, many people prefer to exercise on their own. To help those that don’t want to go to the gym, here are a few tips to help you get into an exercise regime.
Set a Time in Your Schedule
To start getting fit on your own takes a lot of time and perseverance, you only have yourself to motivate you, so there needs to be a routine. Think about the best times to fit in a workout and write it in your diary, so you don’t forget. Ideally, you should do it at the same time for every workout as creating a habit is what will keep you going.
If you don’t want to stay inside, there are plenty of ways that you can get fitter outside. If you have a bike, then you could try cycling around your neighborhood. Take it slowly, especially if you haven’t ridden in a while, but try to keep the same route each time, so you know if it’s getting easier as you get fitter. Another idea is to go for a brisk walk or a run, both can be beneficial, and it can become a regular thing if you have a dog. Instead of just taking a slow walk, try to go a little faster with them to challenge yourself.
Working Out Inside
If the weather is bad, or you don’t like the idea of exercising outside, then you can try some exercises inside. If you are better following someone else, then there are videos you can buy, as well as some training videos on sites like YouTube. You can also begin to create your own routines by mixing elements together. One popular exercise is the third world squat as mentioned on the site Mobility Guardian.
If you have some spare money, you could always invest in some exercise equipment such as some weights or an exercise bike. Both of them will help you to get fit, and you can combine them with other exercises to create an all-around workout. Motivation can be difficult, so try to do other things while cycling such as watching your favorite show on the TV. It will help the time pass quickly, and you can use the same technique when sitting on a gym ball to tighten your core muscles. Before you realize you will have done a whole 30 minutes and be on your way to extending the time.
You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get fitter and tone up your body. You can achieve the same results by tailoring your exercise regime at home.