8 Ways To Stay On Track With Your Home Workout
Being a busy mom I needed an easy way to stay fit and eat right. I had looked into gyms and Weight Watchers but I couldn’t afford their prices. I didn’t have time to head to the gym after a 12 hour work day nor did I have the patience to add and look up points every time I ate a meal.
I found that a home workout was the answer and a delicious shake with portion control eating was my action plan for my nutrition.
For many working moms they want to know how do I stay on track with my home workouts? Well I’ve found that there are 8 ways you can stay on track with your home workout programs.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines dedication as : a self-sacrificing devotion <her dedication to the cause>.
You are going to have to sacrifice something to get healthy. In fact, you will have to sacrifice a lot of little things. Time, your extra sugar and cream in you mocha latte, your Oreo cookie obsession (Ok maybe not the Oreos we need balance too). Your dedication to your health goal will be the key to getting results.
When you begin your home workout program you start out great. You have good intentions to follow the meal plan and the workout calendar. But life gets in the way right?
No it doesn’t. Your mind gets in the way. Let’s be clear on this: if you aren’t consistent with the meal plan and workout schedule you won’t see consistent results. Just like anything in our lives showing up every day is necessary. Don’t think for a minute that this doesn’t apply to your workouts and meals too.
Another way to stay motivated is to read personal development every morning when you wake up. It’s centers you on your goals and helps you remember your reason for reaching them.
Understand motivation can’t help your results over all. It’s the mind set change and choice that motivates you to keep going. No one can do it for you. It’s up to you.
If you don’t mange your time you’ll find that you use it as an excuse to skip workouts and eat unhealthy. Make time each day to workout. Make time twice a week to meal prep (one hour twice a week). Schedule it in with all your other activities because it’s important and deserves your attention like other tasks in your life.
You can workout for two hours a day, but if wolfing down pizza, burgers and pop you’ll never get to where you want to be. Make eating healthy a celebration after your workout and feed it what it needs not what your brain wants.
I lacked confidence when I first started out. But as I got stronger physically and pushed myself with one more push up, lunge or squat I was also training my brain. By overcoming these mental hurdles my confidence increased and that negative voice in my head began to encourage me instead.
By completing workouts you are building confidence and are able to deal effectively with stress. The benefits are amazing. This comes from just pressing play at home. Who would know how amazing this could be!
Food isn’t to comfort. Use for fuel