Through my insurance, I have a gym membership to over 7 gyms in my general vicinity. So I have the capability to workout at a gym whenever I want to. The problem is I don’t want to get in my car and drive across town to just workout. I’d MUCH rather do an at home workout and save myself the trouble.
Creating an at home workout plan has been my saving grace to staying active and having a fitness plan. If you’re like me, and don’t like to go to the gym to workout, or find yourself dragging your feet/coming up with excuses in order to AVOID working out, then you may need an at home workout plan, too. I’m here to help you create just that. 😉
How to Create an Effective At Home Workout Plan:
1. Schedule a time
Like with any workout, you need to make your at home workout a priority. This means setting aside a designated time each day to workout. Even if you don’t workout at the same time every day, you should still have an idea every day when you’re going to workout.
To do this, I normally pack a bag and choose to schedule my at home workout around my lunch hour. In my notes app, I’ll write out a plan for the week of what I want to do or pick a class within my time limit to stream. If you don’t believe that you need to work out consistently, then maybe my article on reasons to workout will change your mind.
2. Find programs that work
The saying “Finding an exercise you love is easier to stick with” is around for a reason. When you ACTUALLY like your workout then you’ll be more likely to choose to do it. For me, that means things like power yoga, sculpting, Piyo, or short HIIT workouts.
Some of my favorite at home workout instructors are Jillian Michaels, Group Rx, and Denise Austin. Most of the time I use Jillian Michael’s classes, because she has all of the classes I like to do and offers them between 10-30 minutes. And those short workouts are my sweet spot. (If you want to check her out, try her Free 7-Day trial here).
3. Track your efforts
The last thing needed to be successful is to track your at home workout plan. I use the app My Fitness Pal to track ALL my fitness needs, including diet and weight progress.
Be sure to record what exercise you did, how long or how many rep/sets, and how much weight or what level you did. This is a great way to measure your progress over the course of a few weeks and even months. And if you’re using My Fitness Pal, you can keep track of your calories, nutritional value of your foods, all of your measurements, and weight. So now this little tracker has become a FULL healthy weight plan, not just an at home workout tracking plan.
There are 5 main reasons that you want to be working out on a regular basis, and being able to stick to your workout no matter where you’re at, is a PERFECT way to maintain a healthy weight. And if you want to try some home workouts for FREE, check out Jillian Michaels Free 7-day trial. She’s one of the most well known trainers for a reason. Even her 10 minute HIIT workout about kills me after 5 minutes.
Let me know a fun at home workout you like to do! I’m always looking for different ways to workout. 🙂